Updated: April 16, 2024
Name: Bashabaev Anton Mikhailovich
Date of Birth: December 7, 1984
Current status: accused
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 147 day Under house arrest
Current restrictions: House arrest


In the fall of 2023, Anton Bashabayev was detained, after which he and his wife were searched. The stress caused by these events had a negative impact on his health and the condition of all members of his family.

Anton was born in December 1984 in the city of Volzhskiy, Volgograd Region. He is the only child in the family, he grew up without a father. In his youth, Anton played football. After school, he studied to be an electrician and a specialist in instrumentation. He worked in the field of finishing works.

Anton's aunt was the first in the family to start studying the Bible. Later, she was joined by his mother and himself. Anton liked this book for its logic and internal consistency. In 1998, together with his mother, he consciously decided to embark on the Christian path.

In 2008, Anton married Antonina, a girl with the same view on life. She was once touched by the convincing evidence in favor of the biblical teaching on the creation of the earth.

The couple love music: Anton learns to play the guitar, and Antonina learns to play the synthesizer. They like to spend time with friends, especially in nature, picking mushrooms. Antonina mastered the art of decoupage, and also studied to be a hairdresser.

The search and house arrest of Anton disrupted the usual way of life of the family. Relatives and friends empathize with them and support them as best they can.

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 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 Saratov Investigative Committee. There he was interrogated and placed in a detention center, after which he was placed under house arrest.