On July 13, 2020, as a result of a large-scale raid on Jehovah's Witnesses in modern Russia - 110 searches in one day in the Voronezh region - Aleksey Antyukhin was sent to the detention center.
Aleksey was born in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) in 1976. He grew up together with his sister. In his youth, he was fond of sport shooting and cross-country skiing. He graduated from the school as an electric and gas welder and from the Moscow University of Steel and Alloys as an engineer.
Before criminal prosecution, he worked as an electric and gas welder. He liked skiing, swimming and construction.
Since 2013 Bible study became an important part of Aleksey's life.
In 2014 he married Natalya, and the spouses moved to Voronezh city. In 2019, they returned to Old Oskol town to take care of Aleksey's elderly mother, who had just become widowed.
After Aleksey’s arrest, his wife and his mother found it difficult to cope with rural life on their own, as he was the only breadwinner and helper in the family. They are very worried about their family member.