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Russia: While Russia Grapples With HIV Epidemic, Moscow's

Sun, 24 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 24 May 2015 - Infection rates are set to hit three million, but drug use and unsafe sex - the main causes - are rife. Alecc Luhn talks to those ignored by aid programmes Almost as soon as two HIV-prevention activists set up outside the pharmacy in the outskirts of Moscow with two huge backpacks of supplies, a skinny young man with mussed hair and an impish grin quickly walked up to them.



Russia: Russia Defies Growing Consensus With Declaration Of

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 08 Jun 2011 - Under New Laws Being Drawn Up Addicts Would Be Forced into Treatment or Jailed, and Dealers 'Treated Like Serial Killers' Drug dealers are to be "treated like serial killers" and could be sent to forced labour camps under harsh laws being drawn up by Russia's Kremlin-controlled parliament.



Russia: Inadequate Fight Against Drugs Hampers Russia's Ability to Curb H.I.V.

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 17 Jan 2011 - MOSCOW - They look like addicts anywhere in the world: tattered and vacant-eyed, they circle Moscow pharmacies known to sell prescription drugs illicitly, looking for something to inject for a quick high. Though public examples of Russia's problem with heroin are not new and seldom bring even raised eyebrows among locals, the issue has recently come to symbolize a broader failure. The country has become one of the world's low points in the effort to fight the spread of H.I.V., and unchecked intravenous drug use is the biggest cause, international health officials say.



Russia: Top Anti-Drug Official Laments Lack Of Treatment Centers

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Moscow Times, 26 Sep 2010 - Russia faces an acute shortage of rehabilitation centers for drug users, Federal Drug Control Service chief Viktor Ivanov said at a government meeting Friday. He also said 30 metric tons of drugs have been seized by law enforcement and more than 6,000 drug dens have been closed since the start of the year, RIA-Novosti reported.



Russia: Russia Dazed in Heroin's Tracks

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep 2009 - RUSSIA DAZED IN HEROIN'S TRACKS Slammed by an Opiate Tsunami, the Nation Is Still Largely Naive About the Risks of Addiction. the Toll Has Been Devastating. By Megan K. Stack, Reporting from Podolsk, Russia



Russia: Anti-Drugs Body Reports Rise in Drug Abuse Cases

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:00:00 GMT

St. Petersburg Times, 08 Sep 2009 - During the last 10 years the number of drug users in Russia has increased by 50 percent, reaching a total of 550,000, according to new statistics. Experts believe, however, that the real number of drug addicts in the country could amount to 2.5 million or two percent of the population, said Vladimir Vladimirov, head of the Administrative Department of the Federal Drug Control Service, speaking at a press conference held in St. Petersburg on Friday. At least 90 percent of illegal drugs in Russia come from Afghanistan, with the bulk of that volume made up of opiates, including heroin, Vladimirov said, Rosbalt reported.



Russia: Ivanov Links NATO Rights to Drug War

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 07:00:00 GMT

The Moscow Times, 29 Jun 2009 - The Federal Drug Control Agency said Friday that Moscow should stop the transportation of cargo across its territory to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan if they do not do more to cut the flow of heroin to Russia. "The granting of transport corridors to NATO forces in Afghanistan should be conditioned on a commitment to destroy sown areas, laboratories, stocks and other infrastructure of the Afghan drug business," agency head Viktor Ivanov told a meeting of ministers and lawmakers.



Russia: Russia Finally Admits To Its Hidden Heroin Epidemic

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:00:00 GMT

Independent, 11 Mar 2009 - Surge In Abuse Blamed On West's Failings In Afghanistan, But Addicts Go Untreated At a playground just off the busy Prospekt Mira thoroughfare in central Moscow, there aren't any children playing on the swings. The slide is covered in dirty snow, the sandpit is strewn with empty vodka bottles and, on close inspection, a few used syringes. Mothers whisper to each other that the playground is the home of narkomany - drug addicts - and wheel their pushchairs swiftly past.



Russia: Fight Against Drugs to Be Led by New Federal Agency

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Moscow News Weekly, 25 Oct 2007 - President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of the State Anti-Drug Committee, an agency similar to already existing Anti-Terror Committee which Putin praised during his recent televised interview. On October 20 the Kremlin press center reported that the Russian president had signed a decree ordering the creation of the new body to fight drug addiction and trafficking. Putin appointed the head of the Federal Anti-Drug Service, Viktor Cherkesov, the chairman of the new law enforcement body. Under the decree, anti-drug commissions will be set up in all Russian regions and be chaired by local governors.