In Rostov-on-Don, law enforcement services are stepping up criminal prosecutions of peaceful believers. On June 6, 2019, another case for faith was opened against 21-year-old Pavel Gild. What is known about him?
Pavel was born in 1998 in Rostov-on-Don, but later his family moved to the village of Zaplavskaya, Rostov region, where he spent his childhood. Pavel is the eldest of four sons, his father works as a universal turner, his mother, a historian by education, runs a household.
Pavel grew up as a creative child, graduated with honors from a music school, loved to go to the children's art house, make crafts from different materials, and ride a bicycle in his free time. After graduating from school, he entered the university as a process engineer in the field of mechanical engineering and at the same time got a job at the post office as a courier. At this time, he and his entire family returned to Rostov-on-Don.
Even before entering the institute, Pavel developed a love for biblical truths, which he adopted from his parents. He saw the benefits of applying the advice in this book and found answers to his questions in it. Therefore, he was determined to do alternative civilian service instead of military service.
The search and criminal prosecution psychologically traumatized not only Pavel, but also his loved ones, especially his grandmother and mother, who cannot accept the fact that her son is considered a criminal. It also made it difficult for Pavel to work and study, as his accounts were blocked and his electronic equipment was confiscated. Pavel and his family try to support each other during this difficult period of their lives.