Crimea – where Russia’s war on drugs has deadly consequences

Up to 100 recovering drug users have died in Crimea since Russia seized the Ukrainian peninsular and banned their medication A feature published in The Black Sea, The Influence (USA) and Matters of Substance (NZ) magazines   Surrounded by seaside resorts, Crimea has been both a magnet for holidaymakers and drug users (picture copyright: Petrut Calinescu)   “I had to abandon home, […]

Krokodil sinks teeth into persecuted Georgian drug community

Injectable codeine-based drug Krokodil is raging across Georgia – an exclusive investigation and photo-gallery of users as they cook the killer mix at home, published in The Black Sea and in Business Insider  (USA), Andrei Rylkov Foundation (Russia), Druglink (UK in February 2014) and Szuperblog (Hungary). Necessary ingredients for Krokodil: including drainage cleaner Krot (Mole) Trees are poised to blossom along rows of […]