On October 7, 2018, FSB and SOBR forces arrested two nonviolent women living in the city of Sychevka (Smolensk region). One of them, Nataliya Sorokina, was charged with extremism and put on pre-trial detention. A brief biographical profile follows.
Nataliya Sorokina was born in 1975 in Dresden, Germany. Later she lived in St. Petersburg, before moving to Sychevka. She was an avid athlete in her childhood. She became a medical nurse and hairdresser, loves to sew, and studies foreign languages.
As a medical professional, Nataliya was impressed by what she knew of the marvels of human anatomy when compared with the Bible's account of the creation of man and life on Earth. This increased her thirst for spiritual investigation. For Nataliya and her friends alike, it’s difficult to grasp the reasoning behind her criminal persecution.