Svetlana Malyanova, a young teacher from Nizhny Novgorod, like her father, Sergey Malyanov , became a defendant in one of the many criminal cases against Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia.
Svetlana was born in 1996 in Nizhny Novgorod in the family of an athlete and a teacher of foreign languages. Since childhood, she loved to read, wrote poetry and sang in a choir. The girl followed in the footsteps of her mother and after graduating from the institute, began teaching English and French. Svetlana has always lived in Nizhny Novgorod. In her free time, she goes in for sports and creativity. Recently, she has found a new hobby - playing the guitar.
Like her father, Svetlana was personally convinced that the Bible is trustworthy. The logic and harmony of this book, as well as fulfilling prophecies, did not leave the girl indifferent. She was also impressed by the worldwide preaching activity of modern Christians. At the age of 20, Svetlana decided to dedicate her life to God.
During the investigation and trials, pleasant changes also happened in Svetlana's personal life—she married Aleksandr. His mother Galina, was given a 6-year suspended sentence by the court in May 2022 because of her faith in Jehovah God.
Unfair criminal prosecution has disrupted the normal way of life for the whole family. Svetlana's mother and grandmother are very worried and do not understand how it is possible to treat their relatives – peaceful, law-abiding people – so unfairly.