Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice



Civil society under threat – Experience from Russia
Anya Sarang gave a speech at AIDS 2018 Protest march in Amsterdam
Maxim Malyshev: we need radical changes!
Anya Sarang: “Now it’s important for us to join the global movement for drug policy reforms, to work on structural changes, to fight prohibition, to abolish many of the Conventions”
Foreign powers attack Russia with sterile needles – or do they?
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November 9th, 2018

We have been fined in the amount equivalent to 12 000 USD for distribution of harm reduction material which was considered as "drug propaganda". Please help us to collect money to pay fine.

November 6th, 2018

Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF) was recently fined in the amount of 800 000 RUB (which is an equivalent of 12 000 USD) for “propaganda of narcotic drugs

September 28th, 2018

Please support the crowdfunding campaign to produce the animated movie about our friend Kostya Proletarsky, a drug user and HIV activist, who died of tuberculosis meningitis at the Botkin Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia.

September 19th, 2018

The results of the implementation of the recently closed HIV program in Russia are under a threat due to the ineligibility of country for Global Fund‘s transition funding and unwillingness of the government to support the implemented activities. At the same time there is a chance that Russia could become eligible for Global Fund HIV funding again starting from the next year and could receive an allocation for the next 2020 - 2022 period.

September 12th, 2018

The authors join other international organizations and activists calling for the adoption of the guidelines (a human rights impact assessment tool) to provide the UN human rights treaty bodies and special procedures with clear guidance on how to assess drug policy issues through the prism of international human rights standards.

September 12th, 2018

New report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

September 10th, 2018

In the article authors apply the concept of human rights in patient care to consider the narcologist’s role in punitive drug policy and human rights violations against people who use drugs