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.