Russia’s Support Of ‘War On Drugs’ Complicates Efforts To Reduce HIV Incidence

VICE News: How Russia Became the New Global Leader in the War on Drugs
“This week, diplomats gathered at the United Nations in New York will adopt a document outlining the future of global drug policy — a text that may have been better in the eyes of many advocates if it weren’t for one country: Russia. Moscow’s rise as the most vocal proponent of the drug war not only affects the pace of change worldwide, it has also created a domestic HIV crisis, and coincided with allegations of corruption among top Russian drug officials…” (Oakford, 4/18).

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