Oleg Shidlovskiy is a school physical education teacher from the city of Gukovo. Colleagues at work and neighbors know him as a decent family man and a law-abiding citizen. However, in August 2020, he was arrested and sent to a pre-trial detention center only because of his faith in Jehovah God. In September 2022, the court sentenced him to 6.5 years in prison.
Oleg was born in 1969 in the village of Gornyatskiy (Rostov Region). He has a younger brother. Throughout his childhood and youth, Oleg was fond of sports, especially basketball. He studied at a sports school and successfully participated in many competitions and tournaments.
After school, Oleg graduated from the Pedagogical Institute, having received the specialty of a teacher of physical education. Since 1992, he has worked as a teacher at the Gukovo school.
While still a student, Oleg got acquainted with the Holy Scriptures. He liked the simple and straightforward teachings of the Bible and decided to live up to what he learned.
In 1998, Oleg married Nataliya, who shares his love for God and biblical principles. The couple had two daughters.
After the arrest of Oleg, the family was left without a breadwinner. The stress experienced during the search seriously affected Nataliya's health. The couple's parents are depressed because the believer is being unfairly persecuted.