Defending children from abuse

­Pavel Astakhov – Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has started an official visit to the US. Among other things, he is planning to strike an agreement with Americans concerning the child adoption process. Several American families have been accused of cruelty towards children they adopted in Russia. Now Moscow wants the right to examine the living conditions of the adopted children. What other problems does the Russia’s Children’s Ombudsman face? Here’s the Presidential Commissioner For Children's Rights Pavel Astakhov.