Boys abandoned at Moscow airport to be resigned to grandmother – children’s ombudsman
MOSCOW, January 30 (RAPSI) – Russia’s child rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova announced on Thursday that two minor boys, who had been left unattended in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport by their father, would be resigned to a grandmother.
A decision is pending, she said.
A complex check conducted by the office of the children’s ombudsman revealed systemic failures in the work of authorized bodies. According to Kuznetsova, the boys were repeatedly abandoned by their parents, placed in a social rehabilitation center, parboiled; and police received reports. However, nothing was done, she stated.
Two boys born 2011 and 2014 were found in the airport’s building on Sunday. Their documents and father’s letter asking to temporarily place the children in an orphanage because of his financial problems were found in the minors’ bags. According to investigators, the boys’ father departed for the city of Rostov. The case was opened against him over child endangerment. Later, he turned himself in one of the Investigative Committee’s units.
Currently, the boys are in a social rehabilitation center near Moscow.
According to Kuznetsova, information on the children’s parents has been collected in full and is now checked by police, investigators and other authorized bodies.