Updated: June 18, 2024
Name: Kazakova Tatyana Viktorovna
Date of Birth: September 29, 1973
Current status: defendant
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Current restrictions: recognizance agreement


The searches in the homes of Jehovah's Witnesses in Vladivostok in March 2023 disrupted the plans of peaceful believer Tatiana Kazakova. The trip she dreamed about had to be canceled because of the recognizance agreement she had to sign.

Tatiana was born in September 1973 in the city of Dalnegorsk (Primorye Territory). She had two older sisters, one of whom died in 2020. When Tatiana turned 2, her family moved to Vladivostok.

As a child, Tatiana played table tennis and chess. Now she loves to swim. She likes the outdoors, traveling to different cities and meeting new people. She views herself as a great car enthusiast.

Tatiana has a specialized vocational education. She has worked as a seamstress, sales consultant, cashier, office manager in a firm and a supply manager.

She was interested in questions about God, but did not find answers to them. Starting to study the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses, Tatiana learned a lot about the Creator, his personality and qualities. In 1996, she became one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Tatiana's adult son shares his mother's religious beliefs. From a young age, Konstantin defended his peace-loving views; he completed alternative civilian service instead of military service. He works in the catering industry. In his free time, he likes relaxing by the sea and fishing, as well as playing football, volleyball and basketball with friends.

The unexpected search affected Tatiana's health. According to the believer, her relatives are outraged by her criminal prosecution and are at a loss.

Case History

After a series of searches in Vladivostok in March 2023, three Jehovah’s Witnesses were detained and placed in a temporary detention facility. Two days later, Yegor Pogrebnyak was released under house arrest, and Yuriy Byche and Sergey Novoselov were sent to a pre-trial detention center. A criminal case was opened against the believers under an extremist article. Later that month, Tatiana Kazakova, Marina Roslova, Alina Tkachenko, Anastasia Dyldina and Elena Romanova became defendants in the case. And in December, after new searches, Kirill Chekolayev was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention center. He spent about 5 months in prison, and Novoselov and Byche spent almost a year. All three were released under a ban on certain actions.