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It takes a former drug dealer to explain the global narcotics scene

7 September 2019

9:00 AM

7 September 2019

9:00 AM

In the early 2000s, Yekaterinburg was in the grip of a major heroin problem. For Yevgeny Roizman, ‘Russia’s vigilante king’, the solution was simple: first, send in goons to beat up the smack dealers; second, round up the city’s addicts, chain them to radiators, and force them to go cold turkey.

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