On November 10, in Khabarovsk, riot police broke into a friendly party at a local café and arrested several local residents, including Nikolai Polevodov. A case was opened against them under Article 282.2 (extremism), and Nikolay ended up in a pre-trial detention center. What is known about him?
Nikolay Polevodov was born in 1970 into a non-religious family. As a child, he loved to read, especially history books. After graduating from school, he was educated as an electrician and worked in his profession for a long time. He considered himself a convinced atheist, but was keenly interested in questions of life. One day he learned from a school friend that there was irrefutable evidence for the existence of God and the reliability of the Bible. Thoughtful reading of this book prompted him to reconsider his life, give up bad habits and devote his life to serving God. This happened in 1995. Then he married Tatiana, who worked as a teacher, and they had a son.
Nikolay and Tatiana love to sing with a guitar, play sports in the open air, travel. Nicholas is known as a kind and sympathetic person, always ready to help in word and deed. His arrest was a real shock not only for his family, but also for friends and work colleagues who do not share his Christian beliefs. They cannot understand what extremist he has committed.