Giving Hope: The Andrey Rylkov Foundation

Creator: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)

Description: The HCLU visited Moscow in 2011 and produced a movie to promote the work of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, the only NGO that provides clean needles for drug users in Moscow. The ARF gets no funding from the government. Anya Sarang, the head of ARF, does not give up. She is to send an open letter to Mr. Ivanov proposing to hold a joint press conference to explain their different positions on OST to the media. Despite the hostile political environment, she believes the ARF can survive in a globalized world.