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In Khabarovsk, court sentenced Yevgeniy Aksenov to two years of probation and to restrictions for another six months. He is preparing an appeal

Photo: Aleksey Budenchuk, Aleksey Miretskiy, Feliks Makhammadiyev, Gennadiy German, Roman Gridasov

On February 6, 2020, in Orenburg, officers of Penal Colony No. 1 beat believers Budenchuk, German, Gridasov, Makhammadiyev, and Miretskiy with clubs and legs. As a result, one of them, Feliks Makhammadiyev, was hospitalized. The rest were falsely charged and sent to a punishment cell.
Saratov Region; Orenburg Region

Second generation victim of repressions? Read the biography of Yuriy Vaag from Perm who will soon go to trial for his faith

Perm Territory

In Partizansk (Primorye Territory), the trial of a civilian, Irina Buglak, has begun. She is accused of “the constitutional order foundations violation”

Primorye Territory

In Yakutia, hearings begun on a criminal case for faith against Igor Ivashin, 44-year-old father of two children

Sakha (Yakutia)

On February 13, the Dagestan Supreme Court shortened the sentence of four believers from Makhachkala and ruled for a new trial before a court with a changed composition


In Birobidzhan, a criminal trial for belief in Jehovah began against Artur Lokhvitskiy. The first hearing was attended by about 25 concerned persons

Jewish Autonomous Area

Three of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chita were released from detention on the initiative of investigators. However, they remain suspected

Trans-Baikal Territory

The judge at the trial in Omsk watched 20 Biblical cartoons and interrogated 7 witnesses who had not suffered from any actions of the defendants

Omsk Region

On February 17, the court returned Cherkessk resident Albert Batchaev to the pre-trial detention center, canceling the house arrest. He had been confined to his home since February 6, 2020


On February 25, debate is due in the case of a resident of Dzhankoy, Sergeу Filatov. Hearings have already revealed inconsistencies, and his neighbors vouched for his character


Typographer Vitaliy Omelchenko from Murmansk is suspected of false religious views. His biography is online

Murmansk Region