In Yoshkar-Ola, Yekaterina Pegasheva, 30, awaits trial for reading a “wrong” book. Her biography is published

Mari El

In Ussuriysk, where there are already two criminal cases for faith, searches continue; latest was held on October 23, 2019, at the home of Vitaly and Irina Ilyinyh

Primorye Territory

Army veteran from Moscow Region decided to live up to the Bible, but can go to jail for his “incorrect” faith. Vitaliy Nikiforov’s bio is telling

Moscow Region

Prosecutor's Office of the Volno-Nadezhdinskoye Rural Locality Wanted Seven Years in Penal Colony for 54-year-old Witness

On October 22, 2019, in Volno-Nadezhdinskoye District Court, speaking in the debate on the case of Grigoriy Bubnov, the prosecutor's office requested seven years of imprisonment for him in a penal

Primorye Territory

In Kursk, Two Men and One Woman Jailed for Their Faith

After mass searches and subsequent interrogations of believers in Kursk on October 16, 2019, Andrey Andreev, as well as the spouses Artem and Alevtina Bagranyan, were arrested for 27 days.

Kursk Region

In Chekhov, Moscow Region, former laboratory chief and single mother awaits trial for faith. Read Zinaida Krutyakova’s biography

Moscow Region

22-year-old Dmitriy Kulakov from Sakhalin Island faces prison due to his religious views. His biography published

Sakhalin Region

In Norilsk, More Than 50 People Were Blocked by Special Forces at a Tourist Base. Searches and Interrogations of Witnesses

On Sunday morning, October 20, 2019, two groups of police surrounded a camp building in Norilsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory), where believers were at that time.

Krasnoyarsk Territory

Prosecution in Tomsk Requested Seven Years of Jail for Sergey Klimov Because of His Religion

On October 21, 2019, нearings continued in Tomsk, where Sergey Klimov is accused of extremism only because he did not stop practicing his religion after the decision of the Supreme Court.

Tomsk Region

In Novosibirsk, Valeriy Maletskov was released from house arrest. Now under a recognisance agreement, he awaits trial for his religious views

Novosibirsk Region

Mass Searches and Detentions of Witnesses in Kursk

On October 16, 2019, law enforcement teams raided at least four families of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kursk. Sent to jail was Andrey Andreyev, 43.

Kursk Region

Peaceful Saransk citizen Aleksandr Korolev subjected to criminal prosecution for “disseminating faith.” His biography published


Dmitriy Barmakin Returned to His Wife After 447 Days in Jail

October 18, 2019, Pervorechenskiy Court of Vladivostok softened his preventive measure to prohibition of certain actions.​

Primorye Territory

Following the Christensen case: new searches were held in houses of believers in Oryol

On October 10, 2019, in the city of Oryol, FSB officers searched the homes of believers at least at two addresses. As the searches progressed, they reached the homes of relatives of Dmitry Prikhodko. A criminal case against him had previously been separated from the case of Dennis Christensen.


Oryol Region

Searches in the homes of Witnesses on Sakhalin. On October 17, 2019, police invaded two apartments, acting according to the sanction of the Sakhalin Regional Court

Sakhalin Region

At Metsger trial in Perm, three prosecution witnesses failed to appear. Defense points out gross errors during investigation. Read case timeline

Perm Territory

In Novosibirsk, Aleksandr Seredkin was released from house arrest on recognisance agreement. Criminal case for faith against him still open

Novosibirsk Region

"I Decided to Change My Life in Accordance with God's Standards." Last Word of Roman Gridasov at Trial in Saratov

What did Roman Gridasov say on September 19, 2019, when Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced him, along with his five fellow

Saratov Region

A student in Rostov-on-Don planned to complete alternative civil service, but may go to jail for his faith instead of that. Read Pavel Gild’s biography

Rostov Region

Olga Ganusha, 58-year old woman from Rostov-on-Don, faces trial for reading the Bible. Her bio is pulbished

Rostov Region