Moscow Links Suspension Of Student Exchanges To Gay U.S. Couple

October 1, 2014 5:08 PM

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Russia's child-protection ombudsman has linked Moscow's decision to suspend participation in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) to a gay American couple that established guardianship over a Russian high-school student who was in the United States for the program.

Pavel Astakhov said on Twitter on October 1 that Washington had violated its obligation to return Russian students to their country when "a Russian teen stayed behind in the United States."

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