A new edict from Vladimir Putin comes on the heels of France’s approval of same sex marriage. He’s banning foriegn same sex couples from adopting Russian babies. This is actually self consistent with the internal rules banning gay marriage, and banning unmarried people from adopting within Russia.
It follows the ban on Russian adoptions by any U.S. citizens.
None of the above should come as a surprise from a country which has been battling under-production of new citizens for many years. The population of native Russians is shrinking. The government has been trying various incentives to inspire Russian citizens to make more babies.