Nataliya Sorokina

Nataliya Igorevna Sorokina
Current status:
Detained since:
9 October 2018
Time spent in prison:
191 days in Detention Centre No. 1 for the Smolensk Region
Current restrictions:
House arrest

Электронные письма принимаются также через систему «ФСИН-письмо»

(Примечание: в письмах нельзя обсуждать темы, связанные с уголовным преследованием; письма на языках помимо русского в СИЗО не пропускаются.)

Emails are also accepted via the “FSIN-letter” system.

(Note: the letters must not discuss topics related to criminal prosecution; letters in languages ​​other than Russian to the detention facilities are not accepted.)


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.

15 April 2019