Putin Pushes Reset Button… Bans US Adoption of Russian Orphans

In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to push the reset button with the Russians. Unfortunately, the administration bungled their delivery and spelled out “overcharge” rather than “restart” on their button.

An assistant shows the mock ‘reset’ button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in 2009. (AP Photo)

Yesterday President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families.
CNN reported:

President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, the Kremlin said Friday.

The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.

Though the number has been dropping in recent years, Russia remains the third most popular country for U.S. citizens to adopt, after China and Ethiopia.

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted this week that passage of the bill “saddens” him, but said he’s open to dialogue.

The measure also bars any political activities by nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from the United States, if such activities could affect Russian interests, Russia’s semiofficial RIA-Novosti news agency said.

It also imposes sanctions against U.S. officials thought to have violated human rights.

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  • Stella Baskomb

    Look closely at the photo – the reset control only works if turned to the right.

    As is true so often, the problem comes from failure to observe how the world works.

    In this case, insistence that turning to the left is always the solution.

  • DomesticGoddess

    He doesn’t want the children to be saddled with the huge Obama debt!

  • Arnonerik

    Another Foreign Policy success with our brilliant President and the “Smartest Woman in the World” at the helm. We are so lucky to have them!

  • Indiana

    Putin is the only guy in the world willing to say phukewe to Obama. He won’t tolerate all of the slickmeister’s Chicago style politics. The only way to beat a skunk is to stay away from it.

  • MJ

    Good for Putin, he does not want his children of Russia to get contaminated by lib-schumcks

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  • Morgan

    Russia is the capital of child sex slavery. What do you think happens to those children who live on the streets? Boys and girls as young as 9 years old are “adopted” by Russian “families” who put them to work young.

    Russia is run by the former KGB head and dictator Vladimir Putin. His economy is built on corrupt underworld industries, drug and sex trafficking, and confiscation of legit businesses. Don’t be fooled.

  • Bitter Clinger

    But, but, but the world LOVES us because we elected Obama, right????? Tell me that’s right, please somebody!

  • Excellent foreign policy Obama. Now Russia hates the U.S. too. When is Putin getting “more latitude” that you promised after you won the election?

  • YourMaster

    Putin must of smelled the stench of Karl Marx’s corpse on 0bama….
    ….that stench is overwhelming like total ruin and death…

    and it almost made putin sick… from the flashback
    of communism the USSR fell apart under.

  • bg


    this is not the beginning, it’s the resumption of an IslaMarxist (by any
    other names) quest for world domination, aka, New One World Order
    par Obama: The election of Reagan was simply a minor set-back in
    terms of the coming revolution.

    December 2012

    Germany accused of ‘deporting’ its elderly

    [Country’s elderly and sick being
    sent abroad due to rising care costs

    Situation described as ‘inhumane
    deportation’ and a huge ‘alarm signal’

    Warning to Britain where pensioners
    are selling homes to pay for healthcare]

    more here & here & here..


  • bg
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  • saveus

    yet another obama – clinton foreign policy achievement

  • lizzy84

    Pathetic….oBama had a day or so to speak out firmly against Putin’s ruthless position, but of course, he said nothing.

    The chair is empty.

  • bg


    re: #11 December 28, 2012 at 10:23 am bg


    a bit more..


  • Freddy

    Looking at that picture of the Hillary reset button, I can only wonder how the media could think she is anything but a hack politician so lacking management skills that she would eventually get people killed.

    Of course, now we have that same media wanting Hillary to be President to see how many more she could get killed with her sheer incompetance.

  • imtorqued

    Good. We don’t need any more mentally damaged kids brought here and stuck on the taxpayer tit for their entire lives. We have plenty of home grown ones.

  • whitestone

    To put it a nicer way… we don’t need to be adopting Russian, Chinese or any other foreign kids anyway, there are enough children in this country to adopt. We kill our babies in the womb only to go out and adopt ones from other countries… kinda sick when you think about it.
    I was adopted at birth and I thank God every day that my birth mother had the courage not to abort me.

  • bg


    whitestone #20 December 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm



  • Time

    I think Putin sees the writing on the wall. He knows the endgame is near and he does not want any more of these Russian children caught up in the mess of it. He has daily briefings that he attends, unlike Hmmm. He knows the natives are very restless and if confiscation is a real possibility that takes place this country will implode.

  • American Woman

    Perhaps MR Putin does not want Russian children adopted by gay couples. The only way he can do that is to ban adoptions to America. Putin is being proactive and very street smart.