Case of Zelenskiy and Others in Ulyanovsk

Mikhail Zelenskiy

Mikhail Grigoriyevich Zelenskiy
Current status:
Time spent in prison:
one day in a temporary holding facility, 53 days under house arrest
Current restrictions:
Prohibition on certain actions
(leaving the house at night, receiving and sending mail, communicating by telephone or via Internet)

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  February 28, 2019, criminal proceedings began in Ulyanovsk against several citizens in connection with their faith.  One of them is Mikhail Zelenskiy.  A brief biographical profile follows.

He was born in 1960 in Bulăiești (Moldovia). He’s got two brothers and one sister. He was fond of motorcycles and was a biker in his youth. He has had several occupations, from sailor to driver. Married since 1989, he has a son and grandchildren. In the early 1990s, Michael was surprised to discover that the Bible does not support the teaching of the immortality of the soul. That prompted him to undertake a detailed study of the Holy Book. As a result, he and his wife became deeply religious.

His relatives are very concerned about Mikhail because of the criminal case pending against him. They wonder how peace-loving people can be pronounced “extremists.”

25 April 2019