On March 17, 2019, mass interrogations and detentions of citizens for their faith took place in the village of Luchegorsk (Primorye Territory). Two days later, the court ruled to send two local believers to the pre-trial detention center. One of them is Yuri Belosludtsev. What do we know about him?
Yuriy was born in 1964 in the village of Smidovich (Jewish Autonomous Region). He has an elder brother. As a child, he often lived with his grandmother in the village and used to help with the housework. He graduated from the Primorsky Forestry Technical School. He worked at the state district power plant, first as a crawler, later as a power unit driver. He likes fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. In addition to Smidovich and Luchegorsk, he lived for some time in Novoshakhtinsk (Primorsky Krai).
In 1985, Yuri married Elena, whom he met during his studies. A few years later, both spouses were impressed by the fulfilled prophecies from the Bible, as well as God's promise to remove evil and suffering from the earth. They decided to devote more time to Bible study. Yuriy and Elena have adult children.
Yuri's relatives do not share his religious views, but even they find it difficult to understand why he is behind bars.