Spouses Snezhana and Konstantin Bazhenov were detained on August 19, 2018 in the town of Yelizovo. After long legal proceedings, the spouses were sentenced to 2 years probation for extremism.
Snezhana Bazhenova was born in 1977 in the village of Krabozavodskoye on Shikotan Island (Sakhalin Region). She was left without a father early, and her mother raised her alone, taking on any job so that her daughter had everything she needed. Snezhana's faith was instilled in her by her grandmother as a child, who told her about the Creator and prayed with her. This determined the future life and views of Snezhana.
Since childhood, Snezhana is a creative person, loves children. She is a primary school teacher by profession. However, due to the fact that she was unreasonably included in the list of extremists, she cannot work in her specialty. In any children's institution, she will not even be able to get a job as a cleaner.
In 2001, Snezhana married Konstantin, they had a daughter, Elizaveta. At school, she was an exemplary student, received awards and commendations. This is a close-knit family, they often invite guests or are with them in nature. Konstantin and Elizaveta love to ride a motorcycle.
Relatives of Snezhana and Konstantin were shocked by the news of their criminal prosecution. Even those of them who do not share their religious views are outraged by what is happening and try to help in any way they can. "They had to go through a strong shock," says Snezhana, adding that she is grateful to her loved ones for their support and love.