Russian Drug Policy

April 27, 2017

Forced To Be Healthy

Watch this film produced by Drug Users News at Drugreporter about Russian rehabilitation centres, where people are held for their own money, while violating their rights, and using inhumane methods.

April 26, 2017

Заставить быть здоровым

Тема насилия в реабилитационных центрах для наркозависимых в России актуальна по сей день. О причинах жестокого подхода и не гуманных методах подобной реабилитации рассуждает доктор медицинских наук, профессор Владимир Менделевич.

July 6, 2016

Russian Harm Reduction Workers Under Attack

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, the only harm reduction NGO working in Moscow, has been declared a foreign agent by the Russian government. 

June 14, 2016

She Survived, in Spite of Her Treatment

Patients call the Yekaterinburg Hospital, located at 37 Kamskaya Street, the “final journey”. This hospital is for patients with tuberculosis and other severe diagnoses. They usually leave this place in black bags. 

February 12, 2016

Banning Opiate Substitution Treatment is a Form of Torture

Drug users demand governments to lift the ban on opiate substitution treatment and remove criminal sanctions of drug use - a speech delivered by Daria Mogucheva on behalf of the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs at the civil society hearing in preparation of the UNGASS on drugs, to be held in April. 

February 26, 2015

Drugreporter Annual Report 2014

Films about drug policy reform from New Zealand to Europe, video advocacy trainings, conferences, reports and campaigns about harm reduction, consultation with decision makers at the national and European level - the Drugreporter Team had a very active year in 2014. Please read & download our colorful 2014 Annual Report and learn more! 

April 2, 2014

The Same Old Russian Lies Against Methadone

The occupation of Crimea will have catastrophic consequences on the situation relating to HIV and drug-use

March 31, 2014

Read the 2012 and 2013 HCLU Film Catalogues

In 2012, the HCLU produced 154 movies, of which 76 are foreign-language, and 78 are in Hungarian. In 2013, we produced 64 movies - 16 in Hungarian and 48 in other languages. During those two years, we won five prizes and held five training courses in video advocacy. Browse these two catalogues and open the videos by clicking on the links.

July 22, 2013


A short video interview with Jean-Paul Grund on the drug 'Krokodil.' The interview was made on the occasion of a new and freely downloadable study, published in the International Journal on Drug Policy.

July 1, 2013

Government Must Stop HIV in Romania - TAKE ACTION!

We have produced a movie to raise awareness on the current outbreak of HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users in Romania. Please watch and share this video and take action to stop HIV!

June 11, 2013

Ukraine is winning the battle against HIV/AIDS, but still has to fight the war

Last year, for the first time since 1999, there was a decrease in the number of new HIV cases in Ukraine thanks to the harm reduction services financed by international donors - watch our video.

March 15, 2012

The Disproved Accusations of the Russian Drug Czar

In our video we show how we asked the Russian drug czar to explain why he banned the website of a Russian NGO, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation - send an email and urge him to lift the ban! 

October 14, 2011

Irina Teplinskaya asks for help

Russian authorities repress user activist who spoke out against human rights abuses

July 22, 2011

Candlelight Vigil at the Russian Embassy in Budapest

Candlelight vigil on the International Drug User Memorial Day in Budapest to commemorate those who passed away in the war on drugs

July 23, 2010

Anya Sarang on HIV, Drug Policy and Harm Reduction

Anya Sarang criticizes Russia's drug policy at the International AIDS Conference

July 8, 2010

We Don't Want a Russian UN Drug Czar!

Watch our video and take urgent action - tell Ban Ki Moon that a Russian diplomat is a bad choice for UNODC director!