Kirov Region

In Kirov, New Criminal Case for Faith Follows Search

On May 24, 2019, police in Kirov searched the home of Anatoliy Tokarev, 60, leading to criminal charges under the article "Organization of extremist activities" for "joint singing of biblical songs ... in his apartment." He had to promise to appear for interrogation.

In Kirov, Only Andrzej Oniszczuk Left in Detention Center

The Pervomaysky District Court of Kirov on March 28, 2019,  refused investigators’ request to extend the term of Yevgeny Suvorkov’s detention.

Read more » Kirov Region

New Searches and Detentions in Kirov

On the morning of March 26, 2019, a wave of new searches began in Kirov in the homes of citizens thought to be Jehovah's Witnesses. It is known there were searches in at least 10 apartments. Several people were  detained.

Read more » Kirov Region

Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Nothing to Do With Munitions in Kirov

Fragments of known disabled artefacts from the Second World War were seized, not from a Jehovah’s Witness, but from a relative who is an activist in a munitions search movement.

Read more » Kirov Region

In Kirov, New Criminal Case and Five Arrests, Including Polish Citizen

On 7 October 2018, the Smolensk Directorate of the FSB conducted a number of searches in the homes of persons suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Two women in Sychevka (Smolensk Region) could not be reached for three days.

Read more » Kirov Region
Ребенок Свидетелей Иеговы

After Supreme Court Decision, More Pressure on Schoolchildren of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On the background of judicial action against organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, some children have begun to experience unprecedented pressure. Here are some instances from Bashkiria and the Rostov and Kirov Regions.