Moscow: There are around two million drug abusers in Russia who depend on opiates and another three million take cannabis, hashish and synthetic drugs, according to the Russian Federal Drugs Control Service.
Of them 90 percent take Afghanistan's drugs, mainly heroin.
"It is necessary to engage the UNSC and to classify the production of drugs in Afghanistan, which is abnormal by its scale, as a global threat to peace and security," Ivanov said, adding this evil should be "equated to terrorism by its menacing potential”.
When specific groups control the drug trade, they also control where the drugs wind up.
It's interesting to note that under the watch of the Taliban, the cultivation of the opium poppy was almost completely eradicated.
Suddenly, after the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the cultivation and production of opium poppies soared.
To say that there cannot possibly be a connection between the occupation and soaring heroin production here is preposterous.
And for anyone screaming, "this can't be so!", please remember: elements of the US government has a sordid reputation for involvement in the drug trade, as happened in the "golden triangle" area of southeast Asia during the Viet Nam war, and with Iran Contra.