Synthetic drugs called “salts” are a huge plague in Russia, leading to the spread of HIV, and high death rates. Capt. Petrov's chance discovery was a welcome blow to the bad guys.
Anna Nemtsova is a correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast based in Moscow. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Politico, PRI, Foreign Policy, nbcnews.com, Marie Claire, and The Guardian. She is the winner of the 2012 Persephone Miel Fellowship and a 2015 recipient of the prestigious IWMF Courage in Journalism award. Follow her @annanemtsova.
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