Max Shatto was born in Russia and adopted by Americans, Alan and Laura Shatto. The 3-year-old child has been reported to have been killed as a result of abuse by his adoptive mother. Russia is demanding the return of his two-year borther also adopted from Russia.
This death represents the 20th child adopted from Russia to Americans who died at the hands of his adopters.
It comes after Russia has banned any further adoption by Americans.
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