In pictures: Beating heroin in Russia

Built on hope

This boys' home a short distance away in Izoplit was built by some of the 3,500 adult addicts who have passed through the Fund's rehab.

Former addict Sasha (left), is in charge of 20 or so boys as young as 13.

Sergei Shchepachov (right), a former tank commander and the Fund's manager, takes pride in seeing the kids developing into healthy young men.

There was a big celebration recently when one of them came of age and got accepted into the army.

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