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February 9th, 2012

9 February 2012, Geneva, Switzerland. Given its long-standing interest in the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), the IAS expresses its profound concern towards the abrupt decision of the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Moscow Department to close down the Russian language website of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation (ARF), a […]


February 8th, 2012

(Moscow) – Th’e Russian government’s anti-drugs agency has ordered the blocking of the website of a public health organization, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, for discussing the addiction medicine methadone, human rights groups said today. The move is an assault on freedom of expression in the midst of pro-democracy protests, the groups said. The order from […]


February 7th, 2012

06.02.2012, Moscow The website of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF) was blocked on Friday, 3 February 2012 by order of the Federal Drug Control Services (FDCS) “due to placement of materials which propagandize (advertise) use of drugs, information about distribution, purchasing of drugs and inciting to use of drugs”. Anya […]


January 30th, 2012

The leading festival of social and activist art in Russia presents in New York and Philadelphia! 16 November 2012 19.00  34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building (Between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street) NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York Participants: Alina and Jeff Blumis (artists, New York), Andy Bichlbaum (activist, New York), […]


December 15th, 2011

On December 16 2011 the trial against Evgeny Konyshev’s is set to resume in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Evgeny is a human rights activist representing community of drug users, as well as a volunteer in a local harm reduction project. The same day we are launching an international campaign in support of Evgeny!


November 30th, 2011

One of the greatest health and human rights catastrophes of our times is currently playing itself out in the Russian Federation. In most of the developed world, the AIDS epidemic amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) has abated as a result of the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based harm reduction programmes including opioid substitution treatment, […]


September 4th, 2011

On October 10–12, 2011, in Moscow, the Russian Government organizes the International Forum “Millennium Development Goal 6 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. Representatives of governments, scientific community and civil society will participate in the Forum. Millennium Development Goals are the targets that 193 UN member states, as well as over 20 international organizations, have pledged to reach by 2015. The Millennium Development Goal 6 (MDG 6) aims to slow down and begin to reverse the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the year 2015, including in Russia.


May 27th, 2011

May 27th, 2011, MOSCOW. The suspension of an auction for the procurement of essential medicinal drugs, which was due to take place in May, threatens the life and health of 5700 HIV-positive Russian citizens in need of Kivexa, an antiviral drug. This was announced today by representatives of the Interregional social organization Community of People Living with HIV (“Community of PLHIV”).


May 24th, 2011

At a nineteenth Life-Ball celebration in Vienna, Austria, an international charity AIDS Life has awarded their Crystal of Hope award to a Russian NGO Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and social Justice (ARF). The award honors the work and dedication of pioneers in the field of HIV/AIDS and is endowed with 100,000 Euro.


April 24th, 2011

More then forty major civil society organizations working in the field of HIV and drugs in Russia and internationally, have sent an open letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations calling to advocate for human rights oriented and scientifically based drug treatment and HIV prevention in Russia. Ban Ki-Moon is arriving to Moscow on April 21, 2011 and has scheduled several meetings with high level Russian officials, including the President Dmitry Medvedev.