We had the pleasure of enjoying a visit from ex-drug dealer and Russian freelance journalist (Vice, Aljazeera etc.) and author Niko Vorobyov at the end of 2022. Niko is a facinating character with many stories to tell. His calm manner and wisdom makes him a good interview subject. Niko is often in the news, if not because of his adventures, then because he wrote a great piece of journalism. Here is the Amazon review of his engaging book:
Welcome to Dopeworld.
Ecstasy in London, crack in Los Angeles, LSD in Tokyo, heroin in Sofia, cocaine in Medellin, bounty hunting in Manilla, opium in Tehran.
Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, we trace the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. With unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers and government officials, Niko Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly drug world.
At once a bold piece of reportage and a hugely entertaining and perverse travelogue, Dopeworld reveals how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our world.
With echoes of Gomorrah and Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas, Dopeworld is a brilliant and enlightening journey across the world, examining every angle of the drug war.
Review by Amazon Books