Roman Markin

Roman Nikolayevich Markin
Current status:
Time spent in prison:
176 days in Detention Centre-1 of the Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Murmansk Region, 120 days under house arrest
Current restrictions:
Recognisance 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.)


Roman Nikolayevich Markin was born in 1974 in the city of Znamenka (Ukraine). When he was two years old he moved with his parents to the city of Polyarnyy (Murmansk Region). He went to school in the city of Velikiy Ustyug (Vologda Region).

Roman is a creative person, a man of many talents. He has worked as a flour bolter and a hairdresser, a roofer and an auto mechanic, an interior finisher and a portrait photographer. He likes drawing, reading and playing the piano, saxophone, violin, balalaika and guitar.

Roman met his future wife, Svetlana, up North. They married on 23 November 2001. Svetlana studied choreography, make-up, baking and cooking. Their older daughter, Marina, is a prospective veterinarian; she loves animals and enjoys riding horses. When the younger daughter, 16-year-old Violetta, was only one and a half years old, she learned her letters and numbers from the Bible, since the whole family is deeply religious. Svetlana and Roman began to study the Bible in 2002 and later became Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The friendly Markin family enjoys skating and skiing, swimming, games of skill and board games, singing, dancing and socialising with their fellow believers.

1 May 2019