In February 2019, a civilian resident of Penza, Tatyana Alushkina, was brought as a defendant in a criminal case after her husband, Vladimir. Later, the court found the spouses guilty of extremism because of their participation in religious services.
Tatyana was born in 1963 in the city of Rybinsk (Yaroslavl region) in a non-religious family. His father was a member of the Communist Party, his mother worked at a factory. As a child, she was fond of skiing, attended a ballet studio. Later she graduated from Yaroslavl State University with a degree in applied mathematics and moved to Penza. She worked as a programmer at one of the research institutes in Penza, where she met and married a design engineer Vladimir.
In the mid-1990s, both spouses became keenly interested in the Bible. They have an adult daughter with whom they maintain a warm relationship. Vladimir and Tatyana love to walk in nature, pick mushrooms.
Relatives and neighbors are perplexed by the persecution of the Alushkin family because of their religion. Some gave the court positive references to them.
On December 13, 2019, the Leninsky District Court of Penza passed a guilty verdict against the Alushkins. Judge Roman Tanchenko sentenced Tatyana to 2 years of suspended imprisonment, and her husband Vladimir to 6 years in prison.