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Schroeder Adopts Second Russian Child

Gerhard Schroeder (right) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (file photo) (CTK) August 17, 2006 -- Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his wife Doris have adopted a baby boy from Russia.

According to media reports, the boy is younger than one and comes from St. Petersburg.

The Schroeders adopted a three-year-old girl from St. Petersburg two years ago.

St. Petersburg is the home town of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Schroeder developed a close friendship while chancellor.


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