In August 2020, searches were conducted at the homes of Jehovah's Witnesses. Soon Alexei Dyadkin, who came to the investigator for questioning, was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center. In September 2022, the court sentenced him to 7 years in a penal colony just because of his faith.
Aleksey was born in Chkalovsk (Tajikistan) in May 1989 in the family of a technologist and a hairdresser. He has 2 elder sisters. Since childhood, Aleksey loved sports: football, figure skating, weightlifting. After school, he graduated with a degree in welding engineering. For some time, Aleksey worked by profession, and also mastered the skills of a builder, plumber and tiler.
Aleksey was introduced to Bible teachings by his grandmother. As he studied the Scriptures and applied what he learned, he realized that his life was changing for the better. Guided by a conscience brought up according to the Bible, he asked for the replacement of military service with an alternative civilian one, which he completed in the regional hospital of Kursk.
In 2011, Aleksey married Vitalina, whom he met in a circle of mutual friends. Vitalina is a pastry chef by profession, works as a hairdresser, and for some time was fond of painting. The couple traveled a lot, lived in Zadonsk, Saratov and Gukovo. The family returned to Kursk to support Aleksey's parents.
After the arrest of Aleksey, the life of the family changed dramatically. The husband was placed in a pre-trial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, because of that Vitalina had to move there, look for housing and work. Experiences affected health, exacerbated chronic diseases.
Father, mother and sisters of Aleksey do not recognize him as guilty and do not understand why their loved one was thrown into prison.