In August 2020, a series of searches took place in the homes of peaceful believers in the Rostov region. One of the victims of law enforcement was Aleksey Goreliy. The day after the raid, he was placed in a pre-trial detention center, and in September 2022, the court sentenced him to 6.5 years in prison just because of his faith.
Alexey was born in 1980 in Ryazan. A year later he moved to Gukovo (Rostov region) with his mother and grandmother. Since childhood, the boy was curious, was fond of architecture, built models of sailing ships, and also studied history.
After school Alexey graduated with honors from the construction technical school, where he obtained the profession of accountant-lawyer. Later, he graduated by correspondence from the University of Economics, specialty "Finance and Credit". Worked as a tax inspector, deputy head of the department of desk audits, and recently, before criminal prosecution – as a chief accountant in the production of dish soap.
Alexey got acquainted with the Bible when he was 9 years old. His mother and grandmother from a young age tried to teach the boy love for this ancient book. Knowledge of biblical truths helps Alexey to lead a meaningful life and have reasonable hope for the future.
In 2011, Alexey married Inna. A son was born in the marriage, who in 2020 went to first grade. Criminal prosecution had a serious impact on his family's usual way of life. Alexey was the sole breadwinner, so his mother, a disabled person of group II, had to move to Rostov-on-Don to help around the house and take care of his grandson while Inna looks for a suitable job.
Wife and son miss Alexei very much, because before they never had to part for a long time. The employer, feeling sorry for his loved ones, provided them with practical help. He is outraged by the criminal prosecution of a law-abiding man. Alexei's neighbors also know him as a peaceful and decent man and do not understand what he is being prosecuted for.