The Andrey Rylkov Foundation

ARF is a grass-roots organization with a mission to promote and develop humane drug policy based on tolerance, protection of health, dignity and human rights. We use 4 key strategies: advocacy, human rights watchdog, service provision and capacity-building of affected communities.

Winter in Moscow

Winter in Moscow
Last winter it was so freezing that we couldn't do the so needed HIV rapid tests - the buffer was freezing right away!! it was also impossible to provide any primary medical help. Thats why we need a vehicle (view small | med | large | orig)

Protect the human rights!

Protect the human rights!
ARF community coordinator Irina Teplinskaya who is a drug user herself and a prominent advocate for the rights of her peers, meets with the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to discuss issues of access to health and rights protection in Russia (view small | med | large | orig)

Health, education, support!

Health, education, support!
We provide health counseling and training sessions to drug users in Moscow (view small | med | large | orig)

Protecting the health of drug users in Moscow

Protecting the health of drug users in Moscow
Clean syringes protect from HIV! (view small | med | large | orig)

Maxim

Maxim
Outreach coordinator Maxim is always online - he answers phone calls from our participants, provides counseling and coordinates the team. His favorite approach to health counseling is to provide warmth from heart-to-heart and support people in finding solutions to their problems (view small | med | large | orig)
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