Updated: March 2, 2024
Name: Mysina Nataliya Aleksandrovna
Date of Birth: December 17, 1971
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 50 day Under house arrest
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 2 years 2 months with restriction of liberty for a term of 7 months; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 2 years and 6 months

Biography

On February 28, 2019, in Ulyanovsk, criminal cases were initiated against several civilians in connection with their faith. One of them, Natalia Mysina, was placed under house arrest. At the same time, her husband Sergey ended up in a pre-trial detention center.

Natalia was born in 1971 in Leningrad in a military family. She has a younger sister. For some time she lived in Germany, but most of her life she lives in Ulyanovsk, where she graduated from college with a degree in pharmacy. There she also met Sergey, whom she married in 1991.

In the 1990s, Nataliya became exposed to the teachings of the Bible that touched her heart. A common faith united the spouses. The couple has two adult children.

Nataliya loves to cook, especially bake, and happily treats family and friends. This close-knit family often gathers together, travels a lot.

Relatives of Natalia and Sergey are worried about them, not understanding why civilians are accused of extremism only because of their religion. Natalia's own sister, who does not share her religious views, came from another city with her husband to attend the appeal hearing in Sergey's case.

Case history

In 2019, the FSB in Ulyanovsk opened a case against the Mysins and their co-religionists Zelensky, Tabakov, Ganin and Khachikyan. After the searches, they were sent to jail and later under house arrest. In addition, savings and cars worth 1.5 million rubles were seized from believers. The charge under Article 282.2 was limited to participation in “activities that included religious chanting, preaching, study of the article and prayer.” Believers were seriously worried about the repressions, Sergey Mysin, who spent 2 months behind bars, ended up in intensive care. The state prosecutor recommended that all six be sent to a general regime colony for terms ranging from 3 to 7 years, as well as confiscate the seized property and money. The court of first instance sentenced them to suspended imprisonment for terms of up to 3.5 years. The court of appeal increased the suspended sentence for Sergey Mysin by six months - up to 4 years - and left the sentences unchanged for the rest of the believers.