Rural Russian Rehab


In the wake of the Soviet Union, heroin flowed freely into the new Russian state. The drug disportionately affected those living outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking over rural Russia with needles. Without many government sanctioned treatment centers, Pentecostals, whose beliefs were once punished by up to 25 years in prison under the Soviet Union, set up treatment centers for drug abuse across the country. Far from city centers, the Chichevo Rehabilition center is founded on communal living and faith.