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ARF Advocacy:  ARF advocacy at the national level


July 11th, 2015

On the 26th of June the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF), together with the representatives from the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD) took part in the international “Support. Don't punish” campaign.


May 8th, 2014

The 5th Edition of the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide highlights the example of encouraging implementation of CESCR recommendations on opioid substitution treatment in Russia based on Andrey Rykov Foundation case.


September 4th, 2013

In the morning, on the 4th of September, people passing the building of Ministry of Health on Rakhmanovsky Pereulok in Moscow could see a huge yellow banner "TREAT HEPATITIS C? IT IS CHEAPER TO BURY. MINISTRY OF HEALTH" stretched on the fence. Next to the banner, there was a man in a doctor’s robe with a mask, symbolizing Dr. Death who preferred not to treat but to kill patients, as it would be much cheaper for the state budget.


May 16th, 2012

ARF is proud to have organized several events at Occupy Abai (Moscow's Occupy camp). First, On May 12-15 ARF provided hepatitis C and HIV testing and counselling to dozens of the camp's activists. Then, on May 15, ARF organized a seminar on harm reduction, called "Alternative approach to drug use in an authoritarian state", for about 100 Occupy members.


April 7th, 2012

On 3 February 2012, the Moscow Directorate of the Federal Drug Control Service has shut down our website. The Andrey Rylkov Foundation addressed the Russian drug czar in an open letter and demands the respect of its right to freedom of expression


April 3rd, 2012

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, an HIV prevention NGO in Moscow addressed the Russian drug czar in an open letter and demands the respect of its right to freedom of expression