Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice
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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».


October 18th, 2016

The Moscow City Court affirmed the decision of Horoshevsky District Court from August 30 and has refused the Ministry of Justice request to lay charges against Andrey Rylkov Foundation.


September 6th, 2016

The Khoroshevskiy District Court of Moscow has dismissed the charges against Andrey Rylkov Foundation for its failure to register itself as a foreign agent.


July 1st, 2016

On June 29, 2016, The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, in accordance with the federal law “on non-profit organizations,” included our organization, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice in its list of “foreign agents”.


May 16th, 2014

A report from the London School of Economics outlines the enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage from the war on drugs and calls for new, evidence-based approaches to drug use and the drug trade


August 8th, 2013

Denis Matveev should be released and accorded a right to compensation for damage - this is an opinion by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council on the results of a two-year review and subsequent communication with Russia in the case of Denis Matveev.


July 6th, 2012

On Friday, July 6, the Russian State Duma gave its preliminary approval to a controversial draft bill on the status of non-governmental organizations as "foreign agents". The bill comes from the United Russia party; 323 parliamentarians supported it, and only 4 were against it. Only the social democratic party, A Just Russia, spoke strongly against the draft bill, but they boycotted the session. The Government and Supreme Court have also endorsed the bill. Many observers conclude that United Russia is committed to adopting the bill as soon as possible, even in absence of a broad public discussion.


March 9th, 2012

At the end of last year, the authorities started to show a bit too much interest in our NGO, the “Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice” - interest of a rather strange nature. It all began with a phone call from a representative of the Head Department for Economic Safety and Corruption Counteraction under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He told us that they had received a complaint concerning our organization.


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 […]