Andrey Ryshkov was born in 1987 in the city of Kursk. He has a sister Natalia. His father passed away early, so from the age of 12 the boy's upbringing fell on the shoulders of his grandfather, who loved him very much. The mother had to work two jobs to somehow feed the children. As a child, Andrey was fond of various types of wrestling, aircraft construction and drawing. He dreamed of becoming a designer.
After school, Andrey graduated from the Industrial Institute of Kursk at the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Engineering. To pay for his studies, Andrey had to work at night. While studying at the institute, he began to earn extra money in the field of apartment renovation and still continues to work in this direction. Because of his peaceful Christian convictions, he did alternative civilian service, working as a postman.
In his free time, as in childhood, he likes to draw, skate, is fond of rock climbing and reading books. He loves nature, so he goes hiking, especially in the mountains.
Andrei first heard about the Bible and its teachings from the relatives of his first wife, and became interested. Studying this ancient book, he began to find logical answers to questions that had worried him for many years. This, as well as the ardent love of friends living by high biblical standards, prompted him to become a follower of Christ.
In November 2015, Andrey met Marina, and a year later they got married. Since childhood, Marina has had a deep reverence for God and shares her husband's beliefs. She loves to read and draw, is fond of photography and psychology. The spouses love to spend time together: travel, go to exhibitions of fine arts, study the history of Russia and other countries.
Andrey's criminal prosecution hit the usual course of life of his family, relatives and friends. Andrey lost orders and clients, and Marina did not appear at work for some time, trying to somehow support her husband and provide him with the most necessary things in the pre-trial detention center. Against the background of the stress experienced, her chronic diseases, as well as those of her mother, worsened. Andrey's grandfather, because of the grief experienced, refused to eat and take medication for several days, for the mother the criminal prosecution of her son also turned into strong feelings and tears.