On November 24, 2020, a believer from Moscow, Vardan Zakaryan, will remember for a long time: on this day security forces in Moscow broke into the apartments of civilians with searches. During the raid, Vardan was seriously injured. From a blow to the head with a butt, he received a head injury and was hospitalized.
Vardan Zakaryan was born in 1971 in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. He is the eldest of three brothers. In childhood he was engaged in sambo. Vardan also loved to help his grandmother take care of the garden. Later, this was very useful to him in life - he worked as a florist for over 12 years and had his own small flower business. It was at that time that he met his future wife, who also worked in this field. They got married in 2000. The couple raised two children. The daughter is studying at the university, and the son is in high school. Vardan is a tailor by profession, and for the last 30 years he has been working in an atelier.
In 1991, when Vardan was already living in Russia, he was the first of his family to start communicating with Jehovah's Witnesses and became interested in Bible teachings. He began to treat the Bible in a special way when he read it in Armenian and became convinced that the name of God, Jehovah, occurs there more than 7000 times. Later, his mother joined him in studying the Holy Scriptures.
The severe head injury inflicted by the security forces during the search was the second in his life. Vardan's relatives are worried about his health, but there is no way to undergo an examination due to the fact that the believer is under house arrest. The wife now has to work for two to provide for the whole family. The believer's children and wife are in constant fear, fearing surveillance and wiretapping. Friends of the spouses are perplexed why the investigator treated Vardan as a dangerous criminal, and why he was treated so rudely during the search.