On September 17, 2018, Igor Turik was arrested and held in Perm, a city in Perm Region. He is accused of extremist activity because of his faith. What is his background?
Turik was born in 1968 in the town of Nelidovo (Tver Region), the older of two brothers. Since childhood, he has pursued photography and video, as well as radio electronics. Later he supported himself professionally in photography and architectural design. For some time he lived in the town of Anapa and in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, before settling in Perm.
In the 1990's, he came into contact with the Bible and was impressed by its internal consistency. This led to his investigating predictions found in this book and their fulfillment, prompting him to make serving God the focus of his life. In 2002 he married, and has a son and a daughter of school age.
Relatives, although not sharing the views of Turik, are concerned about him and strongly disagree with the allegation that he is an extremist.