American father looses his daughter to Russian wife.

The story of Joshua Izzard is typical: as he traveled to Rome, his Russian wife decided to “return” to her homeland. Besides two suitcases, she took their daughter, the “burgeoning chip” in the war with her husband.

A crying girl with her father
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The story of Joshua Izzard is  very typical: as he traveled to Rome, his Russian wife decided to “return” to her homeland. Besides two suitcases, she took their daughter, the “burgeoning chip” in the war with her husband.

Joshua’s story is not different of thousands of others. Among other examples of  unresolved cases of parental abductions, the article mentions our “own” Gerardo Serrano. His son Mycah, was abducted to Poland by the mother of the boy 13 years ago. Yes, Mycah is almost adult (he is 17), and to this day blames his father for …. the abduction. Mycah, is very angry at his father, and does not believe in parental abduction syndrome.

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Russia to sign the Hague Convention treaty;self interest major factor

As more information is surfacing, it is more and more clear that the Russian government’s motivation is based on self interest, and not the genuine willingness to change its predatory behaviour. The neo-communists of current Russia have finally concluded that they will gain more than they will have to give up (anyone willing to bet, how “independent” Russian judges are going to implement the new law?).

Well, here is what the “Voice of Russia” had to say about the newest change of hearts by the Russians:

When Russia joins the convention, it will get an opportunity to defend children born to parents of mixed marriages, Russians married to foreigners, says a member of the Lower House committee handling the issues of family, women and children, Nina Ostanina. Continue reading “Russia to sign the Hague Convention treaty;self interest major factor”

Finland:Russia to sign Hague Convention

Finland and Russia are on their way to sign a Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. A recent diplomatic row between the two neighbours after a Finnish consulate official involvement in a re-abduction of child, may have been a final push.

Russia seems to find finally the  wisdom  in accepting  the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction as a good thing. A report from Finland states, that Russia’s officials indicated the neo-Soviet state to sign, and later this year, ratify the treaty with Finland.

What prompted Russia’s the change of heart?  Probably the fact that Finland decided not to take any crap for the Ruskies any more:

There are three child abduction disputes pending between Finland and Russia. The best-known case, which began three years ago, involves a boy named Anton. Continue reading “Finland:Russia to sign Hague Convention”