Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice



Putin proposes new laws against “online propaganda” of drugs
Russia Is Punishing People for Helping Drug Users
Addressing Human Rights Abuses against People Who Use Drugs: A Critical Role for Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures
Why we are losing the ‘war’ on drugs
Russia’s Methadone Ban Is Fueling an HIV Epidemic in Crimea
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December 30th, 2019

For three years already the herbalist and healer of Peruvian origin, Daniel Diaz-Strukov has been in jail. He is facing lifelong imprisonment for attempted drug trafficking. Strukov ordered Peruvian “Dragon Blood”, a dietary supplement, which is sold freely in Russia.

November 22nd, 2019

Millions of people in Russian suffer from drug addictions, but the authorities prefer to arrest them rather than support awareness-raising programs. One NGO is trying to help.

October 31st, 2019

“It could be used against anything as innocent as reposting a rap video,” says human rights lawyer

October 1st, 2019

A new cohort of drug users in St. Petersburg may have emerged, which is much safer in its injection practices compared to previous cohorts. However, risky sexual practices among this new cohort may expose them to the possibility of sexual transmission of HIV and widespread drug paraphernalia sharing to the HCV epidemic.

July 1st, 2019

What was the point of abandoning in 2018 everything that was achieved in Russia within the GF-funded 3-year project, when it’s highly likely that everything will have to be started from scratch in 2020? Isn’t it just a waste of money, time, efforts and lives of people affected by HIV?

April 28th, 2019

The Award was received at the Harm Reduction International Conference in Porto

April 21st, 2019

Project was implemented by Andrey Rylkov Foundation (ARF) with the support of AIDSFonds