Updated: February 22, 2024
Name: Tabakov Andrey Vladimirovich
Date of Birth: January 23, 1973
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 49 day Under house arrest
Current restrictions: Suspended sentence
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 years 3 months with restriction of liberty for a term of 10 months; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 4 years


On February 28, 2019, in Ulyanovsk, criminal cases were initiated against several civilians in connection with their faith. One of them, Andrey Tabakov, was placed under house arrest. What is known about him?

Andrey was born in 1973 in Minsk. Since his father was a soldier, the family often moved from place to place, and Andrei saw many cities. Later, the family settled in Ulyanovsk, the hometown of Andrey's parents.

Since childhood, Andrey was fond of technology, radio electronics and computers, and after graduating from the institute he began to work in the field of information technology. At work, he met Marina, who worked as a programmer and studied the Bible. In 2006, they got married and are trying to build a family life according to the precepts of this holy book.

Relatives are very worried about Andrey in connection with his prosecution for crimes that he did not commit. They try to support him emotionally.

Case history

In 2019, the FSB in Ulyanovsk opened a case against the Mysins and their co-religionists Zelensky, Tabakov, Ganin and Khachikyan. After the searches, they were sent to jail and later under house arrest. In addition, savings and cars worth 1.5 million rubles were seized from believers. The charge under Article 282.2 was limited to participation in “activities that included religious chanting, preaching, study of the article and prayer.” Believers were seriously worried about the repressions, Sergey Mysin, who spent 2 months behind bars, ended up in intensive care. The state prosecutor recommended that all six be sent to a general regime colony for terms ranging from 3 to 7 years, as well as confiscate the seized property and money. The court of first instance sentenced them to suspended imprisonment for terms of up to 3.5 years. The court of appeal increased the suspended sentence for Sergey Mysin by six months - up to 4 years - and left the sentences unchanged for the rest of the believers.