Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice
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Voices from Russia

In this section we are publishing the personal stories of those people who became the witnesses or the victims of the human rights abuse in our country.


November 6th, 2017

Interview with Maxim Malyshev - the outreach work coordinator in Andrey Rylkov Foundation


April 14th, 2017

This interview was recorded during the First Regional Harm Reduction Conference for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA), “Harm Reduction in the New Environment” (April 4-6, 2017, Vilnius).


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 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».


November 17th, 2016

Text of a speech given by the representative of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice on 16th November 2016 in London (UK) at the launch of the '"Global State of Harm Reduction 2016" report


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.


December 3rd, 2014

Anya Sarang's speech at the Second World Human Rights Forum in Morocco


October 27th, 2014

In today's Russia, it is still very difficult for NGOs that argue for health policies backed by scientific evidence and human rights to advance their agendas openly. With increasing levels of repression, few organisations are challenging the state. In the area of drug policy and treatment and AIDS, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF) has been one of the few to take up this challenge.


October 14th, 2014

Anya Sarang provides the story of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation in Russia, which started as an initiative to protect the health and rights of people who use drugs.


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 […]