Photo: Viktor Malkov and his wife
In Smolensk, Viktor Malkov, 61, Died Suddenly. Released After Eight Months in Pre-trial Detention, He Succumbed Before Court DateSmolensk Region
On April 26, 2020, a year after his arrest, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Smolensk, Viktor Malkov, died. Before the criminal case, he worked as a driver, helped an elderly mother and a disabled brother, was a loving husband and a reliable friend. For his faith, Victor spent eight months in a pre-trial detention center and three months under house arrest. This undermined Viktor Malkov’s already poor health.