Federation Council members listen to the national anthem at a session opening in the Russian parliament's upper chamber in Moscow on Dec. 26, 2012. The upper chamber unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down. (Associated Press)

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Federation Council members listen to the national anthem at a session opening in the Russian parliament's upper chamber in Moscow on Dec. 26, 2012. The upper chamber unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down. (Associated Press)