On April 29, 2020, at the height of the pandemic, FSB officers with representatives of the local Cossacks broke into the homes of civilians in two villages of the Krasnodar Territory, conducted searches and interrogations. Lyudmila Shchekoldina from the village of Pavlovskaya was suspected by the security forces of being an "adherent of a banned organization." A criminal case was opened against her, and a recognizance not to leave was taken from the believer.
Lyudmila was born in June 1976 in the village of Aleksandrovka (Krasnodar Territory). My father is already dead, my mother is a pensioner. She has an older sister and brother. As a child, she learned to play the piano and was fond of weaving macrame.
After graduating from Oryol State University, Lyudmila received a degree in primary school teacher with the right to teach Russian language and literature in middle school. As a specialist in the service of social protection of the population, in her native village she worked with pensioners, disabled people, orphans. In 2007 she moved to the village of Pavlovskaya. There she worked as a plasterer, housekeeper, and now she is a janitor at a sports school. Employees respect Lyudmila, and the employer appreciates her conscientious attitude to work, which is confirmed by letters of thanks addressed to her.
As a child, Lyudmila thought about the meaning of life and the causes of evil and injustice in the world. She was especially worried about the question of what happens to a person after death. In the mid-90s, Lyudmila became acquainted with Bible teachings and received satisfying answers to her questions. As a result, Lyudmila embarked on the Christian path and considers it her duty to share with others the information that helped herself.
After the violent raids on April 29, 2020, Lyudmila's emotional and physical condition deteriorated significantly, chronic diseases worsened due to nervousness, and she had to go to doctors. Relatives help Lyudmila and worry about her. Most concerned is the elderly mother, who can no longer do without the help of her daughter.
Lyudmila's employees are shocked that a responsible and respectable woman who has never been convicted can suddenly be classified as a criminal. Colleagues encourage Lyudmila with assurances: "Hold on, everything will be fine, we will pray for you!"