Updated: July 17, 2024
Name: Kukavitsa Vladlena Nikolayevna
Date of Birth: February 23, 1990
Current status: suspect
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1.1), 282.2 (2)


Vladlena Kukavitsa was born in February 1990 in Birobidzhan. She has an elder sister. As a child, Vladlena studied piano at a music school, sang in the choir and loved to draw. Music is still her hobby to this day, along with learning Spanish and walking in nature.

After school, Vladlena graduated with honors from the Birobidzhan Medical College with a degree in nursing. Then she entered the Khabarovsk University of Economics and Law with a degree in management. In 2015 she got married.

Returning to Birobidzhan, Vladlena got a job in the statistics department of the ambulance station. She is interested in healthy eating and writes articles on this topic.

Vladlena was touched by the genuine care and warmth she felt among believers, and in 2004 she decided to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Criminal prosecution became stressful for Vladlena. Her family is worried about what is happening.

Case History

Vladlena Kukavitsa is one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses from Birobidzhan who were searched in February 2024. Shortly before that, the FSB opened a criminal case against the believer for involvement in the activities of an extremist organization because of talking about the Bible with a local resident. A month later, FSB investigator Dmitry Yankin, who had previously initiated criminal prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Birobidzhan, opened a second criminal case against the woman, this time on participation in the activities of an extremist organization.