Updated: July 18, 2024
Name: Manushakyan Vladimir Ivasikovich
Date of Birth: April 23, 1970
Current status: accused
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility
Died while under investigation


Vladimir Manushakyan became a defendant in a criminal case for extremism in the summer of 2019. This happened to him only because of his religion. On December 13, 2022, he died while the investigation was ongoing.

Vladimir was born in 1970 in the village of Bezhano, Akhalkalaki Region of Georgia. He had a younger brother. As a child, Vladimir was fond of boxing and bodybuilding, loved football, played in football clubs in Moscow (teams “Zavod ‘Fraser’" and "Podshipnik").

Vladimir was fond of drawing and making items from polymer clay; he liked to make gifts for friends. He graduated from a vocational college as a milling machine operator. Vladimir loved spending time with his wife, Irina, whom he married in 2000. Friends knew him as a sociable and friendly person.

Deciding to study the Bible, Vladimir was surprised at the positive results of applying Bible knowledge. For more than two decades, for Vladimir the Bible was not just a book, but an instruction for life from a loving Creator.

Case History

In June 2019, Oleg Makerov, investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affair of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod Region, initiated a criminal case under an article for extremism. One of the defendants was Vladimir Manushakyan. A month later, the homes of 31 families in Nizhny Novgorod were searched. Manushakyan was interrogated, he spent the night in the detention center, after which he was released under a ban on certain actions. Later, the believer was added to the Rosfinmonitoring list of extremists. In November 2021, the case against Vladimir was made into a separate proceeding. On December 13, 2022, Vladimir passed away.