By Women for Women, New Approaches to Harm Reduction for Women in Russia Good document outlining the issues facing Russian women who use drugs, with recommendations and best practice in the region. By Open Society Foundation
Drugs As a Tool for Repression in Russia: Article on the use of drugs as a tool for silencing and repressing human rights and harm reduction activists in Russia (Denis Matveev)
On Drug Treatment and social Control: Russian Narcology’s Great Leap BackwardsThe authors detail Russian opposition to the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine, describing four phenomena: (1) the dominance of law enforcement and drug control policy over public health and medical ethics ; (2) the conflation of Soviet era alcoholism treatment with treatment for opiate dependence; (3) the near universal representation of detoxification from drugs as treatment for dependence; and (4) a framework for judging treatment efficacy that is restricted to “cure” versus “failure to cure,
The Russian drugs Czar does Not believe Methadone Maintenance to be Effective – Hes’ Wrong! Statement from HRC on the FACTS about methadone, and in particular, in relation to the views held my the Russian Drugs Czar Ivanov.
An interesting article from Drink and Drug News (UK) about the work being done by the harm reductionist org ‘Andrey Rylkov Foundation’ in Russia today. Entitled Russian Roulette -it gives an insight into the difficulties faced by those who work in the field of harm reduction as they face arrest, harassment, for distributing information that reduces drug related harms and saves lives. by K. Kashtanova
- Denis Matveev: Drugs as a tool for political repression (inpud.wordpress.com)