15-month-old twins, Sasha and Masha, adopted by a dual citizenship Russian-American woman, Anna S, were found abandoned on a Russian street in sub-zero temperatures with only a note saying she didn’t want them anymore.
The woman reportedly lied about her US citizenship and the fact that she was married to an American. When the authorities discovered this they demanded the adoptive mother give details of the man, and provide his consent to caring for the children. Soon after this, the children were found abandoned.
The children were adopted from Tula region Russia.
A of Decemeber 2012, the children were still in the orphanage, possibly with plans to be placed with an Italian family.