More than half of Russians opposed the abolition of the “law Dima Yakovlev”

Participant of single pickets in support of the “Dima Yakovlev law” in the building of the Federation Council in Moscow

More than half of Russians (54 percent) against repeal “law of Dima Yakovlev” even if the United States can guarantee the life and health of adopted Russian children. This is evidenced by the data of the survey the Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM), published on the website of the organization.

At the same time, 41 percent of respondents opposed to the abolition of the law in the case of warranties. Another 5 percent found it difficult to answer the question.

The “law of Dima Yakovlev” approve 71 percent. The opposite view is held by 25 percent.

The number allowing for the ability to adopt a child is 30 per cent. Another 2 percent have already done it. Do not consider it possible for themselves to take the child by 64 percent.

“Every year an increasing proportion not only of those who declared their readiness to help orphans or allow itself the possibility of adoption, but also those who implement such intentions into practice, — said the Director of special programs VTSIOM Elena Mikhailova. — A gradual increase in the share of those who support under the “law of Dima Yakovlev” limitation, is rather an indirect reflection of the perception of foreign events.”

The poll was conducted on January 28-29. It was attended by 1.2 thousand people. The possible error does not exceed 3.5 percent.

In January the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia may cancel the “law of Dima Yakovlev” if the United States can guarantee the life and health of adopted Russian children. Earlier in the same month, the ECtHR found unlawful the ban on adoptions of Russian orphans by Americans. However, the Deputy head of the Ministry of justice Georgy Matyushkin promised that the verdict will be appealed by the Russian side.

“Dima Yakovlev law” operates in Russia since January 1, 2013. According to him, Americans banned from adopting Russian children. The law was a response to American “Magnitsky act”.