Artem and Alevtina Bagratyan ended up behind bars after mass searches at Jehovah's Witnesses in Kursk. Both were imprisoned for a long time. The court handed down guilty verdicts to peaceful spouses only because of their faith.
Alevtina was born in 1977 in Kursk. She was an active child: she went to the mime studio, was fond of break dancing, and participated in the life of the school. She graduated from the trade and culinary and construction schools, took courses as a hairdresser and worked in this specialty. Alevtina lived in different places: Kharovsk (Vologda region), Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Dyatkovo (Bryansk region). Later she returned to her native Kursk together with her husband to take care of her mother.
Alevtina met Artem in Kursk. In 2012 they got married. Spouses love outdoor activities, go for mushrooms and berries.
Alevtina became interested in the Bible in her youth, and the knowledge from this book immediately resonated in her heart. Artem supported his wife in her spiritual interests. However, both of them could not even imagine that for this they would be subjected to criminal prosecution and would end up behind bars.