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Mother Wins International Child Abduction Case In Russia

Two Children Set To Return To England Following Ruling


A mother from London won her legal battle in Russia to get her children back from her ex-husband after he refused to bring them back from a holiday in Moscow.

The High Court in England originally ruled that Ilya Neustadt should return youngsters Daniel and Jonathan after he decided not to return them to their mother Rachel from the break in December last year.

However, with Russia recently signing up to the Hague Convention which states that countries need to respect legal orders made in other jurisdictions, the Moscow City Court has now given its backing to the decision.

Following the ruling, Mr Neustadt told the BBC he would consider his options and aim to seek an “amicable solution” to the issue.

The case is believed to be the first to involve the UK and Russia which has been related to the Hague Convention.