Updated: July 19, 2024
Name: Fokina Marina Yevgeniyevna
Date of Birth: September 7, 1994
Current status: defendant
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2), 282.2 (1.1)


On September 24, 2021, Marina Fokina and her husband, Stanislav, were prosecuted in the case against believers from the city of Berezovskiy.

Marina was born in September 1994 in Yekaterinburg. She was an active child: she was engaged in gymnastics, sambo, was fond of dancing, jogging, volleyball, table tennis, loved to ride a bicycle and a scooter. She was also fond of beading, embroidery, knitting and sewing.

Marina received a secondary special education, having studied to be a designer. She worked as a secretary, salesman, merchandiser. Recently she worked in the field of cleanliness.

In her free time, Marina enjoys playing volleyball and badminton, walking and running. She knits children's clothes, scarves, toys, jewelry, and repairs clothes. Likes to listen to music, draw.

Marina never doubted that God exists and decided to learn more about him. She began to read the Bible and realized that God is not cruel and loves her. It touched the girl's heart. There was a meaning in her life. Seeing how God answered her prayers, she also wanted to do something for him and at the age of 19 embarked on the Christian path. Having married Stanislav, Marina moved to Berezovsky.

Despite the fact that a year has passed since the search, the believer still remembers that day in detail. Marina says: “Although I had anxiety before, now it just intensified significantly, since I am a rather gentle, impressionable person. It was very difficult during the first interrogation, which lasted 2.5 hours. Began to be afraid of knocking on the door. It's hard to live in constant stress. I am very worried about my spouse. "

Case History

In October 2020, the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Sverdlovsk Region opened a criminal case against Konstantin Zotov and Natalia Kochneva from the city of Berezovsky. Shortly thereafter, a series of searches took place in the homes of 10 believers. In September 2021, the investigation brought in 5 more believers as defendants - Kristina Gruzdeva, Valentina Kugukov, Alexandra Zakharova and the Fokin spouses, Stanislav and Marina. In October, another criminal case was opened against Zotov. In March 2022, a new version of the charge was brought against Konstantin — the believer is being persecuted under several articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation at once.