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Siberia: Krokodil Tears

Russia is the biggest consumer of heroin in the world. The Siberian town of Novokuznetsk lies on the Kazakhstan border, the area hit hardest by the country's heroin problem.

by VICE Staff
Nov 4 2011, 2:05am

Russia is the biggest consumer of heroin in the world. The Siberian town of Novokuznetsk lies on the Kazakhstan border, the area hit hardest by the country's heroin problem. We visit the hub of the heroin trade, see religious cults disguised as rehab centers, and witness the effects of a bootleg drug called Krokodil, which eats its users from the inside out.