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Teen back in Russia cites US mistreatment

MOSCOW — A teenager adopted by an American couple has returned to Russia, claiming that his adoptive family treated him badly and that he lived on the streets of Philadelphia and stole just to survive, Russian state media reported.

The allegations by Alexander Abnosov, who was adopted around five years ago and is now 18, will probably fuel outrage here over the fate of Russian children adopted by Americans. It is an anger that the Kremlin has carefully stoked in recent months to justify its controversial ban on US adoptions.

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