Alexei Kurmanaevsky, an activist and human rights activist, emigrated from Russia to Israel four years ago.
Alexei Kurmanaevsky is known to everyone in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was always in the public eye, but disappeared after he moved to Israel. We did not manage to arrange an interview with him for a long time. And just recently he wrote that he was ready to talk.
The conversation was mainly about life in Israel and the attitude of the government to people who use drugs. In the interview we touched on the following topics:
- Why Russian-speaking people who use drugs are dying on the streets in Israel.
- Why Israel gives them a disability and pays pensions for drug use.
- Does the addiction gene exist – as shown by a study in which Lesha took part in Israel (spoiler: yes, the addiction gene exists).
- What do addiction doctors say when you tell them you want a fourth child.
- Why the firing from the Gaza Strip and COVID-19 have their pluses.
- Have there ever been any regrets about leaving Russia.