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The Russian Word for Snow - a book by Newman, Janis Cooke

The Russian Word for Snow

A True Story of Adoption

The Russian Word for Snow( )
Author: Newman, Janis Cooke
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Janis Cooke Newman first saw the baby who would become her son on a videotape. He was 10 months old and naked, lying on a metal changing table while a woman in a white lab coat and a babushka tried to make him smile for the camera.

Four months later, the Newmans traveled to Moscow to get their son. Russia was facing its first democratic election, and the front-runner was an anti-American Communist who they feared would block adoptions.

For nearly a month, the Newmans...
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