On July 16 and 17, mass searches were carried out in the homes of believers in several towns in the Nizhny Novgorod region. In total, 35 searches were conducted, and at least 11 people are involved in the criminal case. One of them is Oleg Konshin. Who is he?
Oleg was born in the city of Luga, Leningrad Region, in 1971; his sister was born not long after. The family then moved north to the city of Zapolyarny, Murmansk Region, where Oleg spent his childhood and youth. After graduating, he went to a technical school to study automotive repair. In 1991 Oleg received a diploma and in the same year married Irina, whom he had met in drama class. Later, the couple decided to move south and settled in Nizhny Novgorod.
One day, Oleg's mother shared with her daughter and son-in-law what she had learned from the Bible, and it interested them. When Oleg and Irina became parents of two sons, they tried to raise them from birth in accordance with biblical commandments. Today they have a warm close-knit family that loves to spend time together, ride bicycles, play football, travel, and go to the theater.
Oleg works at a car repair shop in Nizhny Novgorod. He loves his profession, but he especially enjoys helping his friends with car repairs. Oleg's employer was very considerate; she allowed him to come to work later than usual because, due to his criminal prosecution, he cannot leave his home before 9 a.m. She was very surprised to learn that her employee was accused of extremism.
When Oleg's relatives heard about the criminal prosecution, they could not believe that this peaceful family man would do something unlawful. They sincerely hope that this unjust situation will be resolved.