In November 2018, authorities conducted a series of searches at the homes of Jehovah's Witnesses in Spassk-Dalny. Aleksey Trofimov was detained. After several years of investigation and trial, the court sentenced him to 6.5 years in prison just because of his faith.
Alexey was born in 1959 in the working village of Mamakan (Irkutsk region). His parents' family had five children. They loved to walk and play sports, and on weekends they helped their parents in the country.
While still a student in Vladivostok, Alexei met Tamara, and soon the couple got married. After receiving his diploma, he worked for many years as a locksmith at various enterprises in the field of housing and communal services. Recently he worked as the head of the boiler house.
In the early 1990s, Aleksey discovered that the Bible makes people happy, helps them lead meaningful lives and show genuine love for their neighbors. So he made a decision that he would serve God.
In 2001, Alexey and Tamara moved to Spassk-Dalny, where his wife's elderly parents lived. This made it easier for them to take care of them. Today, Alexey and Tamara are loving parents of four children, as well as grandparents.