On March 17, 2019, mass interrogations and detentions of citizens for their faith took place in the village of Luchegorsk (Primorye Territory). Two days later, the court ruled to send two local believers to the pre-trial detention center. One of them is Sergey Sergeev. What do we know about him?
Sergey was born in 1955 in the village of Dukhovnitskoye, Saratov Region. Together with his sister and parents he lived in a private house in the countryside, so from childhood he was used to working on the farm. Later he mastered the profession of a milling machine operator and machinist of mining and quarry excavators and until his retirement he worked in a coal mine on excavators of various types. After retirement, he continued to work as a watchman.
In addition to his native village, in different years Sergey lived in Saratov and Vladivostok, and later moved to Luchegorsk, which attracted him by the lack of city bustle. His wife's relatives also live in Luchegorsk.
In 1991, Sergey married Nelly. The couple raised two daughters and a son. Both spouses are united by a love of dogs.
Soon after the wedding, Sergey and Nelly began to study the Holy Scriptures. The validity of the Bible's teachings and the accuracy of the prophecies convinced both that they had found the truth.
Sergey's relatives are perplexed by the fact that citizens of the country are imprisoned for their faith. They do not understand how to practice their faith with impunity for more than 20 years and suddenly become a "criminal" overnight.