Andrey Rylkov Foundation
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November 7th, 2016

This week, an HIV epidemic has been officially declared in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where the health department estimates 1 out of every 50 residents is a carrier of the virus. The government has been hesitant to recognize that Russia is experiencing one of the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemics.


October 31st, 2016

“I had to abandon home, family and friends to a place where nobody was waiting for me.” Former injectable drug user Ivan spoke to me in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev late in 2014.


October 2nd, 2016

Russia’s contempt for effective drug and HIV policies is killing its citizens


September 7th, 2016

Despite a growing HIV epidemic in Russia, groups working to prevent the spread of the virus are worried they will be blacklisted for taking foreign funding.


September 6th, 2016

The Khoroshevskiy District Court of Moscow has dismissed the charges against Andrey Rylkov Foundation for its failure to register itself as a foreign agent.


September 5th, 2016

Maksim Malyshev works as a social worker with a local NGO in Moscow, which promotes humane drug policies. He worries about the negative impact that the government's approach has on Russians living with HIV. He can't understand whether Russia's leadership simply doesn't care or is just incompetent.


June 13th, 2016

Even as a UN conference began last week in New York, taking up the subject of ending AIDS, a Kremlin-backed research institute claimed the West is using HIV and AIDS as part of an "information war" against Russia.


June 4th, 2016

The Russian government's policy focuses on treatment while neglecting prevention drives such as sex education in schools, with the number of people infected with the virus soaring as a result.


May 20th, 2016

“The one thousand [dead] will become a hundred thousand. You will see the fish in Manila Bay getting fat. That is where I will dump you.” Those are the words, spoken on the campaign stump, of Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who will be sworn in for a six-year term on June 30....


April 19th, 2016

This week, diplomats gathered at the United Nations in New York will adopt a document outlining the future of global drug policy — a text that may have been better in the eyes of many advocates if it weren't for one country: Russia.