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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.


August 6th, 2018

Presentation by Ivan Varentsov (ARF) at AIDS 2018


July 30th, 2018

The Protest march is a tradition of the International AIDS Conference, meant to raise awareness for the multitude of issues that complicate the fight against HIV. This year’s march was themed “Towards Zero Together”.


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.