"A joint Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team traveled to Moscow September 26 – 28 to meet with Russian officials to discuss implementing procedures for the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children (the Agreement). We expect to bring the Agreement into force on November 1, 2012. A copy of the teams’ joint statement regarding these discussions and the Agreement’s entry into force date is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website." - DOS, Oct. 15, 2012.