Saved from the Russian Meat Grinder
If you stare hard at the twin girls pictured above on the left, you’re immediately struck by now much they resemble their mother and father, at right. But when you look at the background of the photo and learn more about them, you’re even more struck by the fact that these girls are Russian, their parents are American, and they were adopted at the age of two from one of Russia’s infamous hell-hole orphanages.
A quarter million children live in such awful places in Russia, and over three-quarters of them end up convicts, drug addicts or prostitutes.
When Mike Allen, a top-gun American fighter pilot, and his wife Pam adopted Galina and Svetlana (now Jessica and Jennifer) in 1994, they had whooping cough, malnourishment and were dressed in boys’ clothes. “I hope more people saw our story and adopted kids from Russia at that time, because kids really needed to get adopted. There was a lot of sick kids besides us,” Jessica remarked as she gazed upon her former homeland for the first time in her conscious life.
But whether they saw the story does not matter, unfortunately.
American adoptions of Russian children dropped from 5,826 in 2004 to 1,079 in 2010 because of a merciless bureaucratic crackdown on American parents by the Kremlin. Russia’s insane rulers attempt to use a few rare cases of abuse by American parents to justify this action, but the real reason is obvious: The population of neo-Soviet Russia is dwindling rapidly because the best and the brightest are being driven out by the lack of freedom and those who remain live such short, pathetic lives that they have little time or opportunity to repopulate.
Russia is, in other words, adopting the neo-Soviet solution to population control: Don’t let the people leave. Russia is slowly turning into the same type of slave state that the USSR was, and this ought to be truly terrifying to the entire world. Today, the children are denied emigration. Tomorrow, it will be the adults.
And if the children are kept in the country, this does not mean Russians will care for them. Russians view these children as outcasts, untouchables, garbage, and they will leave them to fester in godforsaken orphanages, to turn to drugs, alcohol, crime and prostitution as the only way out. Better that, in the warped Russian mind, than life in America.
The cruelty of Russia’s rulers and of her people towards these quarter million helpless children suffering in silence is absolutely barbaric and beneath contempt. Russians are prepared to allow tens of thousands of children to ruin their lives, in terrible pain, rather than allow them to live comfortably and happily in the USA just because they cannot handle the embarrassment of watching them leave.
Russia will pay a stark price for this cruelty, just as the USSR did.