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Russian Court Says Foster Mother Unfit Because of ‘Male Behavior’

Expand “Sometime and somewhere there used to be summer,” Yulia Savinovskikh posted to Facebook in November 2017 after guardianship agency officials removed two foster children from her care.  © 2017 Yulia Savinovskikh A Russian court ruled earlier this month that 40-year-old Yulia Savinovskikh is unfit to foster two children with disabilities, claiming that because she allegedly exudes a “style of male behavior,” she violated Russian family legislation as well as the “traditions and mentality” of Russian society. The two 5-year-old boys had been living with Savinovskikh and her husband for…

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