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Student rips Russian president over adoption ban

MOSCOW — A blind Russian high-schooler’s impassioned criticism of the ban on adoption by Americans has added a compelling voice to the chorus of condemnation of the law.

Since her Jan. 6 blog entry complaining about the ban, written as an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, Natasha Pisarenko has attracted the wide attention of Russian media and, she fears, drawn the disapproving notice of authorities.

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