July 7, 2019, at 7:30 a.m., the home of Vladimir Petrovskiy, a resident of Sevastopol, was searched on suspicion that he belonged to the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. Details are available in Russian.
On the evening of June 4, 2019, the FSB conducted searches of at least nine houses of local Witnesses. Viktor Stashevsky, 52, was detained and a criminal case was initiated against him.
Witnesses in Southern Russia Forced to Quit Because of Supreme Court Decision Against Jehovah’s Witnesses
In the Stavropol and Krasnodar Territories, some are facing pressure at work because of their religion.