Israel and Russia have signed a deal banning LGBT+ people from adopting Russian children, Russia insisted on this decision for a decade. Ze’ev Elkin, Jerusalem affairs minister, met with a senior Russian delegation Wednesday ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled visit to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. Israel and Russia finalized two agreements at the meeting, one on same-sex adoption and the other regarding cooperation between the foreign ministers of Israel and Russia. The adoption agreement is in accordance with Russian law and prevents LGBT+ couples from adopting Russian children, and it caused criticism from multiple Israeli lawmakers. Minister Elkin also discussed economic cooperation and trade, which recently passed $5 billion per year between the two countries, so trade agreement between the two countries can be considered possible in the nearest future.