Putin looks spiteful and petty on adoption law

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times Vladimir Frolov, president of LEFF Group, says that the recent adoption law makes President Vladimir Putin look spiteful and petty. If the ban's main purpose was to stop Washington from meddling in Moscow's internal politics, the response only bolstered the case of those in the US who view visa bans and asset freezes as the most effective way to deal with Kremlin abuses. The adoption ban also unashamedly panders to Mr Putin's conservative base, drawing on the still-untapped reserves of anti-Americanism, which is the political soup du jour.

Sunday, January 13, 2013