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Interview: Anya Sarang, President of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation
People Who Use Injecting Drugs in Kaliningrad: Survey Results
Moscow Protest Highlights Litany of Abuses Suffered by Russia’s Drug Users
No Rehab for Russia’s Drug Addicts
London School of Economics Report Calls for New Approaches to Drug Policy
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Currently, we are collecting money to buy a minibus for a mobile service for people who use drugs in Moscow. You can help us! Please donate on the GlobalGiving website and the link below. You can find a description of our project and donate here.


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September 12th, 2014

A new, groundbreaking 2014 report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy


September 8th, 2014

On Tuesday, September 9, the Global Commission on Drug Policy will release Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work, a new, groundbreaking report at a press conference in New York City.


August 22nd, 2014

If we tell other people stories we usually tell stories of our drug using participants. But today we decided to share a story of our medical volunteer Pavel. For me this story was really moving – sometimes we just take the greatness of our team members for granted and we dont notice how we change as we do our work [...]


August 21st, 2014

"Even if the Russian government wakes up and finally begins to really actively fight the epidemic, the effect of preventative measures will not begin to show until two or three years later, and by that time Russia will need to cure up to 1 million HIV-positive people, which requires huge resources: not only money, but also infrastructure, doctors, etc.," said Vadim Pokrovsky, director of the Federal AIDS Center.


August 19th, 2014

We are glad to present you the Annual Report covering the activities of Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice in 2013.


August 15th, 2014

The following is a transcript of an interview with Anya Sarang, President of the Andrei Rylkov Foundation in Moscow. Sarang, who has worked on developing and supporting the emerging harm reduction movement in Russia, discusses contemporary drug policy in the country and its effects. The interview was conducted by Alexander Marshall as part of his recent GDPO policy brief, ‘From drug war to culture war: Russia’s growing role in the global drug debate’.


July 27th, 2014

The survey was conducted among drug-using clients of the Low-Threshold Service Point (LTSP) that operated in Kaliningrad under the EU-funded project “Taking up Challenge: Developing Services to Contain the Spread of HIV and TB among Injecting Drug Users in Kaliningrad Oblast” between October 2012 and November 2013. The LTSP was established in cooperation between Kaliningrad Drug Treatment Dispensary and the NGO “YLA” in September 2012.