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Posts with tag «drug-policy» 


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.


August 24th, 2016

About the work of harm reduction project in South Africa


April 24th, 2016

Watching Russia host a side event on science at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York on April 20 was akin to watching climate change denialists host a look at global warming.


April 24th, 2016

Russian representative suggests methadone and heroin are the ‘same narcotic drug’ as outside experts condemn country’s take on treatment: ‘They’re the world leader in denying the science’


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.


April 19th, 2016

It is bad enough that the Russian government denies opium users one of the most effective dependency treatments – methadone. Now, Russia’s government is targeting drug users who sue for their health rights in court. Alexey Kurmanaevsky, a social worker, found this out the hard way.


March 21st, 2016

Why does ‘harm reduction’ continue to be such a problem for global drug policy when it’s a proven way of reducing cases of HIV?


March 15th, 2016

In anticipation of UNGASS 2016, Russia is creating international alliances to promote its vision of drug demand and drug supply reduction. Countries that Russia approaches for participating in these or similar “common positions” should be aware of Russia’s outdated, ineffective, unscientific, and repressive drug policy.


March 13th, 2016

In October 2015 – January 2016, the European Court of Human Rights received the latest documents for the case Kurmanayevskiy, Abdyusheva and Anoshkin vs Russia. Both the plaintiffs and the authorities are now expecting the ECHR to name the date of its review of the case.


March 13th, 2016

On the 8th and 9th of March 2016, South Africa hosted the Russia-Africa Anti-Drug Dialogue at the ICC in Durban. Why would Africa want to share experiences with Russia, and why would they even consider issuing a joint declaration of recommendations on international drug policy?