Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice
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Posts with tag «drug-policy» 


May 9th, 2017

Russia is one of the only places in the world where the number of HIV infections is rising. One of the reasons for this is the country’s repressive drug policy.


March 6th, 2017

Georgiy Vanunts, reporter of the Russian media outlet FurFur visited AMOC Center run by the Rainbow group in Amsterdam, which has one of the oldest and one of the most appealing safe injection rooms in the world.


March 4th, 2017

In Russia, a punitive Soviet approach to drug users is still in place. But a new generation of activists is ready to challenge it.


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.