Konstantin Bazhenov

Konstantin Viktorovich Bazhenov
Current status:
Time spent in prison:
343 days in Detention Centre No. 1 in the Saratov Region
Current restrictions:
Prohibition on certain actions
(выходить из дома в ночное время, общаться с другими фигурантами дела, пользоваться почтой, телефоном и интернетом)

Электронные письма принимаются также через систему «ФСИН-письмо»

(Примечание: в письмах нельзя обсуждать темы, связанные с уголовным преследованием; письма на языках помимо русского в СИЗО не пропускаются.)

Emails are also accepted via the “FSIN-letter” system.

(Note: the letters must not discuss topics related to criminal prosecution; letters in languages ​​other than Russian to the detention facilities are not accepted.)


Konstantin Bazhenov was born in 1975 in the city of Velikiy Novgorod to a non-religious family. When he was a child he moved to Ukraine with his parents and brother. In childhood Konstantin did gymnastics; he enjoyed music, graduated from music school and became head of a brass band. Moreover, from a young age Konstantin was already a principled person and a thinker. Moved by his personal pacifist convictions, he did not serve in the armed forces. In his student years he read spiritual literature of various religions. When he started to study the Bible he found answers to questions that concerned him.

In order to earn his living Konstantin mastered the art of bricklayer specialising in brick stoves. When living in Ukraine, he met Irina, and in 2001 they decided to get married. In 2009 Konstantin and Irina moved to Russia. The couple loves to travel around the country. They have creative hobbies: Irina enjoys drawing, and Konstantin likes to play percussion instruments.

Konstantin’s unjust arrest is painful for his relatives. They do not understand how this kind, sensitive and peace-loving person can be accused of extremism and inciting hatred. They are very worried about him and hope that the authorities will realise that they have made a mistake.

21 May 2019