Mariya Troshina

Mariya Vladimirovna Troshina
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 law-abiding women living in the city of Sychevka (Smolensk region). One of them, Mariya Troshina, was charged with extremism and placed on pre-trial detention. What does a look into her background reveal about her?

Born in 1977 in St. Petersburg, Mariya has a brother who still lives there. She has had a keen interest in history since her childhood, and put this acquired knowledge to use as a tour guide while in school. She studies foreign languages on her own.

It was because of her passion for history that Mariya got interested in the credibility of the Bible from the historical and scientific points of view. Though both of her parents are deceased, her mother shared the inclination of her daughter toward spiritual things. Both women decided to dedicated themselves to God, which eventually led to the groundless charges of extremism.

15 April 2019