Irina is a widow. She raised a son who also became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She is an active creative woman of many talents. Irina became a Witness in 1993. She was educated in a teacher training college and worked as a nursery teacher and a head of a nursery school, an art director, taught dancing, organized events. Now retired. Likes rafting. Irina’s son and daughter-in-law are also persecuted for extremism.