Vladimir Kochnev

Vladimir Yuriyevich Kochnev
Current status:
Time spent in prison:
78 days in Detention Centre No. 3 of the Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Orenburg Region; 70 days under house arrest
Current restrictions:
Prohibition on certain actions
(leaving the house at night, receiving and sending mail, communicating via phone or Internet)
Address for correspondence: judicial ban on receiving and sending mail

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.)


Vladimir Kochnev was born in 1979 in Orenburg. His mother brought up three children on her own, of which Vladimir is the youngest. As a child he was fond of fishing and football. His older sister introduced him to the teachings of the Bible. When Vladimir was 14 years old he made a conscious religious choice. He gained the reputation of a contemplative, kind and peaceful man.

In his youth Vladimir qualified as a television and radio technician, later he worked in construction and metalworking. He has positive character references from his place of residence and work.

In early 2000 Vladimir met Galina, a kindred spirit. In 2003 they got married. This hospitable, gregarious and helpful couple has many friends. They are all distressed by Vladimir’s unexpected and unjust arrest. In 2018 Vladimir and Galina had their 15th wedding anniversary.

9 April 2019