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Foreign powers attack Russia with sterile needles – or do they?
Interview with Anna Sarang on foreign agent law in Russia
Global Fail of Harm Reduction in Russia
Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting
Human rights, drug policy and HIV
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February 6th, 2017

The Russian Academy of Sciences officially joined the fight with HIV


January 30th, 2017

Providing methadone therapy to as few as 3.1% of adults with an OUD amounted to an estimated almost 50,000 DALYs averted over 10 years at a cost of just over USD 17 million. Further expanding service coverage to 55% resulted in an estimated almost 900,000 DALYs averted, at a cost of about USD 308 million.


January 24th, 2017

On 17th of January, 2017, the Shadow Report in relation to the review of the 6th Periodic Report of the Russian Federation (E/C.12/RUS/6) was submitted on behalf of the Russian Public Mechanism for Monitoring of Drug Policy Reform to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).


January 16th, 2017

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation distributes sterile needles to people who use drugs on the streets of Moscow. Now they are facing the Ministry of Justice which is accusing them of being “foreign agents”. Ivan Varentsov explains the case.


December 28th, 2016

“H.I.V. is not a personal problem, it is a social problem, and it should be solved as a social problem,” Elena Plotnikova, who works for the foundation, said as she handed out supplies. “The basic attitude of the government is: You made a bad decision and we are not going to help you.”


December 27th, 2016

We got requests for help from 9 families out of 30 families participating in our project. We collected 36100 rubles as a result of crowd funding through social networks. Donations were received from more than 40 people


December 14th, 2016

«We are totally left without any financial or moral support to fight not only the epidemic, but also a government, which sabotages the health protection of their citizens».