"Russian orphans brought to Malta for short stays with local families may have been scarred by the experience, experts have told The Sunday Times.
Children's Commissioner Carmen Zammit voiced concern over the work of the International Charity Society, which has brought Russian children to Malta since 1998. The issues she raised were backed by clinical psychologist Martin Micallef. The Sunday Times last week highlighted the case of 13-year-old boy Sergei Federov who was hosted by Karl and Romina Bonaci for five years before being sent back to Russia in January. He has not returned. This occurred weeks before the body of another orphan, Maxim Vorobyev, was found in the sea 10 days after he disappeared last February".