"An open letter to you is our cry of despair. Our dear people ... are thrown behind bars on suspicion that ... they read the commandments of the Bible and prayed to God" - these are the words that start an open collective letter to the Head and all members of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights. The authors of this letter are wives of Russian believers persecuted for their faith. Unfortunately, this step did not stop the criminal prosecution. Anatoliy Vilitkevich is one of those who found himself in the status of the defendant under the "extremist" article.
Anatoliy was born in 1986 in Khabarovsk. He has an older sister. Parents developed respect for the Creator in their children. The boy was affected by the Creator's promise about the time when people and animals would live in peace with each other. Therefore, at a young age, he decided to become a Christian.
Since childhood Anatoliy likes sports games: table tennis, basketball and volleyball. After school he entered a construction technical school, but after 2 years he had to quit his studies: his vision began to deteriorate because of working with drawings. Nevertheless, the man works in construction: he performs finishing works.
In 2008, Anatoliy married Alyona, a girl who shares his Christian values. She got acquainted with the Bible as a teenager, and at the age of 20 she consciously became a Christian. Alyona realized that only the moral norms of God bring true happiness. She was also affected by the fact that prophecies written in the Bible are fulfilled before her eyes.
In 2010, a young family moved to Ufa - the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The spouses love to go hiking with tents and enjoy the nature of Bashkiria.