Updated: June 14, 2024
Name: Parkova Galina Vasiliyevna
Date of Birth: November 3, 1970
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Sentence: punishment in the form of 2 years and 3 months of imprisonment without restriction of liberty; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered conditional with a probationary period of 2 years and 3 months


In 2019, in Rostov-on-Don, criminal cases were opened against Alexander and Galina Parkov. On January 26, 2021, the court sentenced Galina to 2 years and 3 months on probation. On March 22, the appellate instance upheld the verdict.

Galina was born in 1970 in the city of Kaltan, Kemerovo Region. Her childhood was difficult - she drank injustice and violence in her own family, worked hard in the garden, cared for livestock, took care of her three younger brothers and sisters. Despite all this, Galina was a creative child – she loved to sing and draw. But due to the ongoing domestic violence at the age of 13, she decided to leave home and enrolled in a pedagogical college. Recently she worked as a tutor of the Chinese language.

In 1990, Galina met her future husband Alexander, and in the same year they got married. They have three daughters and two grandchildren. Due to health problems, the whole family decided to move to the city of Rostov-on-Don. Before that, we lived in Yekaterinburg for a year.

Since childhood, Galina struggled with the feeling of uselessness and worthlessness, and a great support for her was the knowledge that God cares about everyone, and the secret of family happiness is in the application of His laws in her life. Advice from the Bible helped a lot in raising children.

The criminal case against Aleksandr was opened on May 20, 2019, and on the same day he was sent to a pre-trial detention center. A few days later, on June 6, a separate case was opened against Galina herself. She is forced to do odd jobs in order to support herself and help her husband in prison. I had to quit my previous job, as the bank card to which the salary was transferred was blocked. Relatives wonder why their mother, grandmother and daughter were labeled an extremist.

Case History

Galina Parkova, a Chinese tutor from Rostov-on-Don, followed her husband under the yoke of criminal prosecution. Peaceful meetings, at which she discussed the Bible with friends, were mistaken for extremism by the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. On June 6, 2019, a criminal case was opened against her under Part 2 of Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Galina spent more than one month under recognizance not to leave. The prosecution was based, among other things, on the testimony of a secret witness who saw the defendant only twice and talked with her on topics unrelated to the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In October 2020, the case went to court. The prosecutor requested a 3-year suspended sentence for the believer. In January 2021, a judge sentenced Parkova to 2 years and 3 months on probation. In March 2021, the appellate instance upheld the verdict, and in December the court of cassation approved this decision. Galina served her main sentence on April 26, 2023.