Case of Malevaniy and Others in Spassk-Dalny

Dmitriy Malevaniy

Dmitriy Yuryevich Malevaniy
Current status:
Detained since:
25 November 2018
Time spent in prison:
two days in a temporary holding facility (Spassk-Dalny), 357 days under house arrest
Current restrictions:
Recognizance agreement

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.)


Authorities in the town of Spassk-Dalny on November 25, 2018, raided a number of private apartments of residents presumed ”guilty” by practicing their faith. Among those arrested was Dmitriy Malevaniy. Who is this man?

Dmytriy was born in Spassk-Dalny in 1990 and is a lifelong resident. He obtained a degree in information technology in economics and during his training began to teach programming in college. He had continued to teach until his arrest.

In his teens Dmitriy became convinced that the Bible gives exact and logical answers for many questions and that living according to its higher principles makes a person better and adds to his happiness. This conclusion moved him to dedicate his life to serving God. Dmitriy is married to Uliyana, an art school graduate.

Dmitriy's family and friends say they are puzzled by the criminal prosecution of these Russian citizens who have no police record of any offense. Even Dmitriy’s colleagues who do not share his beliefs show him support and encourage him to be strong.

6 December 2019