In August 2020, a series of searches took place in the homes of peaceful believers in the Rostov region. One of the victims of law enforcement officers was Nikita Moiseyev, who, after the searches, was placed in a pre-trial detention center. In September 2022, the court sentenced him to 7 years in prison just because of his faith.
Nikita was born in 1990 in the village of Dinskaya, Krasnodar Territory. As a child, he was fond of football and playing musical instruments, especially the guitar. Having received a secondary technical education, for some time he worked in his specialty— as an electrician, and was also engaged in the construction of frame houses. Recently, Nikita worked as a repairman for washing machines and refrigerators.
Even at a young age, Nikita began to study the Bible and made a conscious decision to worship God. In 2010, he opted for alternative civilian service instead of military service. The believer was sent to Gelendzhik, where for two years he worked as an electrician in a children's sanatorium. There, in 2011, Nikita met his future wife Sofiya. After 2 years, they got married and moved to the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region.
Sofiya is an accountant by profession and enjoys photography. Like Nikita, she became interested in spiritual matters at an early age and was impressed by how God answered her prayers and by the unity and love among Christians. Spouses love to sing together with the guitar, play chess, read classical literature, are fond of foreign cuisine.
Nikita's father-in-law, who did not share his son-in-law's religious views, was agitated and dejected by what had happened and supported him, was present at the trials in a criminal case. Assistance to the Moiseyev family was also offered by Nikita's clients, who wondered how it was possible to accuse such a kind, sympathetic and calm person of any crime.