In pictures: Beating heroin in Russia

Saving lives

The Fund prides itself on both helping addicts of all ages to recover and acting as a confidential line for people to report drug crime.

One measure of its success is a sharp fall in juvenile drug deaths in Yekaterinburg since 1999.

Gone are the nightmarish days, it hopes, when teenagers would taunt each other with the catch-phrase "Only losers don't shoot up", and used needles sticking out of the lawns of public parks.

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