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Russia Cancels Exchange Program After a Student Seeks U.S. Asylum

06 Oct 2014 7:03 PM | Anonymous

Russia has pulled out of a longstanding American high-school exchange program after a teenage Russian boy who befriended a gay couple sought asylum in the United States on the grounds that he faced persecution at home as a homosexual. Russia officials accused the United States of endangering the welfare of a child, while American officials suggested that the Kremlin was using the case as a pretext to further impair diplomatic relations.    The New York Times.   Read More

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