NATO has rejected Russian calls for it to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Moscow says Afghan heroin kills 30,000 Russians a year.
According to statistics provided by Ivanov, Russia was the single largest consumer of heroin in 2008.
Remember; under Taliban rule, opium poppy cultivation was nearly eradicated.
When there is a control of the drug trade, there is also a control over where it winds up.
When a surge of illegal drugs hits a country, it is one way to destabilize that country without firing a single shot.