On July 15, 2018, Vladimir Alushkin was arrested in his own apartment in Penza. A criminal case against him under Article 282.2 (part 1) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was initiated a few days earlier. What is known about this man?
Vladimir was born in 1964 in the city of Salavat (Bashkortostan) in a working-class family. As a child, he often went with his parents to the mountains and nature, went in for swimming. Later he moved to Penza, in 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Radio Electronics of the Penza Polytechnic Institute. While working at a research institute, he married Tatyana, who worked as a programmer.
In 1995, Vladimir became interested in the Bible, noticing its beneficial effect on his wife Tatiana. Thanks to this, he found answers to many questions that worried him. This is a friendly and close-knit Christian family. But in July 2018, the life of the Alushkins changed dramatically - security forces burst into their apartment with machine guns at the ready, searched and arrested Vladimir.
His family, neighbors and work colleagues were shocked by this treatment of a peaceful person. They conveyed to the court positive characteristics of Vladimir as a kind, sympathetic, decent and conflict-free person. His friends sincerely hoped that the absurd accusations of extremism would be dropped.
However, on December 13, 2019, the Leninsky District Court of Penza, chaired by Judge Roman Tanchenko, sentenced Vladimir Alushkin to 6 years in a real colony only for his faith in God. Tatyana Alushkina received a two-year suspended sentence. The lawyers appealed the verdict.