The first joint U.S.-Russian drug raid in Afghanistan destroyed four major laboratories, Russia's top drug-fighter said Friday.
Russia's drug czar says more than 30 tons of contraband has been seized in the country since the beginning of the year.
Tajikistan should be given Russian help to fight Afghan heroin traffic passing through its territory, Russia's drug control chief says.
Russia's top anti-drug official urged NATO to improve its strategy in the fight against the heroin industry in Afghanistan.
The massive scale of the narcotics trade in opium-rich Afghanistan is larger than any single country can handle, Russian drug control officials said in Kabul.
About 90 percent of the heroin imported to Russia comes from Afghanistan via Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, a Russian drug-control official said Friday.
Russia's police and courts can't be trusted with wielding the death penalty against drug dealers, the country's anti-drug chief says.
Washington is reducing its support for opium eradication in Afghanistan in favor of a policy advocating alternative options for farmers, a U.S. spokesman said.
Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Russia to celebrate the 60th anniversary of victory in World War II.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fired his government Tuesday, installing the little-known and spectacularly uncontroversial Viktor Khristenko, former deputy mi