On February 6, 2019, in the town of Uray, Andrey Sazonov was detained during mass searches in the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses. What more is known about him?
Andrey was born in 1980 in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow State Textile University with a degree in engineering in the field of industrial heat and power. In 2002, after getting married to Victoria, the couple decided to move to Uray. Andrey’s sister still lives in Moscow.
Later that same year in Uray Andrey was hired by the company “Urayteploenergiya” as a mechanic. He has been working there for more than 15 years, most recently in the position of First Deputy General Director. Andrey since childhood has enjoyed playing football (soccer) and hockey. He often joined in playing mini-football competitions for the team “Urayteploenergiya,” as well as for the Uray Hockey Team. His wife Victoria, a translator and a teacher of English, shares Andrey’s love of hockey.
During the 1990s Andrey decided that serving God would occupy an important place in his life and family. Andrey and Victoria appreciate spending time with their friends and enjoy inviting them over for singing and dancing. The couple has a son and a daughter. Friends and colleagues of Andrey are worried about him and find the charges of extremism against him to be completely absurd. Many have not stopped praying for him.