Updated: May 20, 2024
Name: Poltoradnev Vladimir Alekseyevich
Date of Birth: May 16, 1962
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1)
Time spent in prison: 3 day in a temporary detention facility, 56 day Under house arrest
Sentence: penalty in the form of a fine in the amount of 638,000 rubles


A peaceful citizen of Solikamsk Vladimir Poltoradnev worked in the field of cleanliness. In July 2020, law enforcers searched his home, and the believer was placed in an isolation ward for 4 days. Now the man will have to defend his right to freedom of religion in court.

Vladimir was born in 1962 in the village of Krasnoschekovo, Orenburg region, in a family of ordinary toilers. He has three elder sisters. As a child he was engaged in various active sports: athletics, basketball, skiing. In 1982, after military service with his parents, he moved to Orsk, later to Kuvandyk, and then settled in Solikamsk (Perm region).

Vladimir graduated from the Russian Correspondence Institute of Textile and Light Industry in Moscow, where he became a mechanical engineer for sewing equipment. He was an individual entrepreneur for 18 years.

In 1999, Vladimir got acquainted with the Bible. This ancient book made an indelible impression on him. He was especially surprised by the fact that biblical prophecies are fulfilled in our time. Vladimir was so glad that he found answers to serious questions about life that in 2001 he decided to take the Christian path. Inspired by the example of the father, his two daughters joined him in a study of the Holy Scriptures.

Vladimir leads an active lifestyle: he likes running, swimming, skiing and skating. Due to house arrest, he was deprived for some time of the opportunity to support himself and go out into the fresh air, which made him feel worse. Relatives of the believer think that criminal prosecution is unfair and illegal.

Case History

In July 2020, the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the Perm Territory opened a criminal case against Vladimir Poltoradnev, Alexander Sobyanin and Vladimir Timoshkin from Solikamsk. By that time, law enforcement officers had been spying on them for a long time. After searches and interrogations, three believers ended up in a temporary detention facility. Then Sobyanin was released under a ban on certain actions, and Poltoradnev and Timoshkin were placed under house arrest for 2 and 3 months, respectively. Later, the measure of restraint of the latter was also changed to a ban on certain actions. After the investigation was repeatedly suspended and resumed, the case went to court in April 2023. Already in August, the judge found the believers guilty and fined: Alexander Sobyanin for 494 thousand rubles, Vladimir Poltoradnev for 638 thousand rubles and Vladimir Timoshkin for 512 thousand rubles. An appeal in November 2023 upheld the main part of the sentence, slightly mitigating the additional punishment.