Now it looks like even Russia is getting on board with the UN push for official disability rights. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Russia has much to do still, if they are to fully implement the UN’s provisions, but that their experts are helping develop the convention and the legislation.
Putin admits that Russia towns ans cities are poorly equipped to properly assist those with disabilities, whether it be with transportation or jobs. He believes that signing the Convention “will be a move forward on this track.”
Interesting that Russia is willing to move forward on this and yet the US still refuses to sign.