Last updated: 2 april, 2010 - 16:31 GMT

Heroin 'tsunami' sweeping Russia

A heroin user prepares the drug before using it

Russia has around 2.5m heroin addicts. At least 30,000 of them die each year

To help curb its heroin epidemic, Russia wants Britain and the United States to do more to eradicate opium poppy production in Afghanistan.

Russian officials accuse Nato troops of refusing to destroy poppy fields in Afghanistan, which account for around 90% of the world's heroin supply.

The head of Russia's drug control agency described Russia's heroin problem as a "tsunami" sweeping over the country.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from the Siberian city of Novokuznetsk.

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First broadcast 2 April 2010

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