Updated: July 17, 2024
Name: Bagiyan Sergey Abrikovich
Date of Birth: January 8, 1974
Current status: accused
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 3 day in a temporary detention facility, 60 day Under house arrest
Current restrictions: house arrest


In the spring of 2024, the police detained Sergey Bagiyan in Moscow. The believer learned that he was wanted on charges of extremism. He spent three days in a temporary detention facility, after which he was taken to Saratov and placed under house arrest.

Sergey was born in Baku (Azerbaijan) in 1974. He has an elder sister. Their father is no longer alive. In childhood and adolescence, Sergey was fond of chess, played football and table tennis. He read a lot, especially adventure literature. After school, Sergey immediately went to work: he worked as a loader, plumber, repairman, performed road works, and was also an insurance agent.

In the late 1980s, Sergey's family left for Russia, to the Novosibirsk region, because of the armed conflict in their homeland. In the early 1990s, they lived in Yerevan for some time, and then Sergey returned to the Novosibirsk region. He often moved and at different times lived in the Altai Territory, Abkhazia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul, Kaluga.

In 2012, Sergey married Marina, whom he met in Astrakhan. She shares his life values. Marina at various times worked in a restaurant, as a manicurist, driver, housekeeper. In her free time, she enjoys watching animals, walking in the woods, and also enjoys baking bread.

Sergey began to study the Bible in 1994. He was surprised by the consistency of the Bible's teachings, as well as the authenticity of this ancient book.

The criminal prosecution affected the health of Marina, who was recovering after serious treatment. Relatives and friends are worried about Sergey and his wife.

Case History

In the fall of 2023, security forces conducted searches in the homes of believers. They seized electronic devices, personal records, as well as documents and all the money. Aleksey Vasilyev, Aleksey Efremov and their family members were taken to the Investigative Committee for interrogation. The men were then placed in a temporary detention facility and later placed under house arrest. Three days later, Anton Bashabayev was detained at the Volgograd airport and taken to the Investigative Committee in Saratov. There he was interrogated and placed in a detention center, after which he was placed under house arrest. In April 2024, Sergey Bagiyan was detained in Moscow, who was placed in an isolation ward, after which he was transported to Saratov and placed under house arrest.