Updated: May 24, 2024
Name: Ogoreva Svetlana Vasiliyevna
Date of Birth: August 19, 1984
Current status: suspect
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)


Svetlana Ogoreva from Karachay-Cherkessia was a witness in a case against another local believer, and later she herself was searched, and the woman learned that local authorities had opened a criminal case against her for believing in Jehovah God.

Svetlana was born in August 1984 in the village of Kardonikskaya, Stavropol Territory. She has a brother and sister. Their father is no longer alive. As a child, Svetlana was fond of drawing and now prefers creative hobbies—music and knitting.

Svetlana graduated from seamstress courses and learned to be a hairdresser. She worked in this specialty, and later as a babysitter and animator. She is also studying to be an English teacher.

In the 1990s, Svetlana's mother began to study the Bible and decided to become a Christian. The high moral standards set forth in this book, the love that reigns among believers, and their desire to please God in everyday affairs impressed Svetlana so much that she also wanted to take the Christian path in 2005.

Due to criminal prosecution, Svetlana lost her job as a babysitter. Her health also suffered: due to stress, she began to have heart problems. The health of Svetlana's mother, with whom she lives, has also deteriorated due to what is happening.

Case History

The Ogorev family from the village of Mednogorsky faced a search in their home in November 2021, when Svetlana and her mother were witnesses in the case of Aleksey Pasynkov. After 2 years, the security forces again came to search their home. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Svetlana for her faith under an extremist article. The investigator considered conversations through instant messengers with friends about the Holy Scriptures, the singing of songs and prayers to Jehovah God as signs of criminal activity.