3-year-old Adopted Russian boy In America named Maksim: Beaten To Death…

UPDATE: MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) – The investigation into the death of a 3-year-old adopted Russian boy in the United States earlier this year was hampered by overriding political concerns, Russia’s child rights ombudsman suggested on Saturday, after US officials ruled his death was an accident. “His bruises disappeared, the medicine vanished, his adoptive parents were acquitted and the authorities have backtracked,” ombudsman Pavel Astakhov tweeted. “The 3-year-old boy became a victim of big politics.”

Original: After being brutally beaten by his American stepmother, who gave him psychotropic medication for an extended period of time, a 3-year-old Russian boy named Maksim has died in Texas, Russian Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov wrote on Twitter…

­Maksim Kuzmin died before medics, called by his stepmother, arrived at the scene. An autopsy showed that the boy suffered multiple injuries to his head, limb, abdomen and internal organs prior to death…

The investigation revealed that the boy was beaten by his stepmother, who had also fed him strong psychotropic medication…

The US State Department did not comment on the boy’s death, which reportedly happened on January 21. Nevertheless, the incident became known to the Russian Embassy in the US…

Russian Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has asked the country’s Interior Ministry to conduct an impartial investigation, and to keep Russia informed of all details concerning Maksim’s death…

Around the same time this happened, Ambassador Michael McFaul said that Russian authorities would lose consular access to adopted Russian children. He blamed it on the adoption ban, but there was never any reason to stop this. How much did he know about this child’s death?

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MOSCOW, February 18 (Itar-Tass) – An adopted three-year-old Russian boy identified as Maxim Kuzmin has been killed by his foster mother in Texas, the Russian president’s ombudsman for the rights of children, Pavel Astakihov, said in his Twitter blog on Monday, February 18. “The murder occurred in late January. Three-year-old Maxim was beaten up [according to the investigators] by his foster mother who had long been feeding him strong psychotropic substances. The buy died before the ambulance called in by the foster mother arrived. According to the post-mortem, the boy had numerous injuries,” Astakhov said. Moscow expects severe punishment for… Read more »


Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Monday that it had begun to investigate the death in the United States of one more boy adopted from Russia and may open a criminal case after that, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told reporters on Monday.

Markin said the committee had asked the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Pavel Astakhov, for information on the boy’s death.

Earlier on Monday, Astakhov said an adopted Russian boy had been killed in Texas.

Voice of Russia, Interfax


MOSCOW, February 18 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian Investigation Committee has started a probe into a new death of a Russian child in the United States. “The Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigation Committee has begun a procedural inquest in connection with media reports about a new death of a three-year-old Russian boy in a foster American family in January 2013,” Investigation Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday, February 18. “As part of the inquest, the investigators requested information and materials from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov. After these materials have been… Read more »


Texas prosecutors have expressed readiness to assist Russian investigators in their probe into the death of three-year old Maxim Kuzmin. Earlier, Russia’s children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said that the boy died after being systematically beaten and allegedly fed with psychoactive drugs by his adoptive mother. Maxim’s brother Kirill was adopted by the same family. Russia investigating another adopted boy’s death in US – spokesman Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Monday that it had begun to investigate the death in the United States of one more boy adopted from Russia and may open a criminal case after that, committee spokesman Vladimir… Read more »


MOSCOW, February 19 (Itar-Tass) – The Investigative Committee /SK/ opened a criminal case over the murder of Russian boy Maxim Kuzmin in a U.S. adoptive family, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. “The criminal case was opened under Article 105, Part 2 of Russia’s Criminal Code,” Markin said, “the SK will take all the necessary measures to arraign the child’s adoptive mother.” “Investigators intend to ask the court to sanction her arrest in absentia, as the measure of restraint, and put her on the Interpol wanted list. The SK will insist that Russian investigators participate in the probe… Read more »


Russian politicians and media are outraged by the death of a three-year-old adopted Russian boy and US silence on the matter. The boy was reportedly brutally beaten in Texas by his adoptive mother, who allegedly also gave him psychotropic medication. Maksim Kuzmin was adopted at the beginning of November 2012. Just two-and-a-half months later he was found dead, on January 21, 2013. Russia has reacted extremely critically to the fact that the US waited almost a month before notifying Russian authorities about what happened. Even then, it was Texas’ law enforcement authorities that spoke out, while the other US channels… Read more »


Russia’s representative for human rights and democracy, Konstantin Dolgov, has accused the United States of concealing information on adopted Russian children. “There is an issue regarding consular monitoring of Russian children in the US. We aren’t provided with full details on [the life of] our children,” Mr. Dolgov said. According to Russia’s human rights ombudsman, not all Russian orphans adopted by Americans have been registered with the Russian consulate in Washington. “We are going to request a broader consular network in the US,” the Russian official added. Mr. Dolgov told reporters Moscow has requested a full report on the living… Read more »