On July 20, 2018, in Blagoveshchensk, mass searches took place in the homes of civilians. On the same day, Dmitriy Golik was charged and a preventive measure was chosen in the form of a recognizance not to leave the place. Subsequently, it turned out that the operatives installed a listening device in the apartment where he lived with his wife, and for almost six months listened to the details of their personal life.
Dmitriy Golik was born in 1987 in the village of Tohoy (Buryatia). He is the only son in the family. His father was the liquidator of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, his mother worked as an accountant. Dmitriy was fond of playing the guitar and martial arts. He received his law degree, but worked in other fields, in particular as a translator from the Chinese language.
Dmitriy’s entire family began to take an interest in the Bible back in the 1990s. In early childhood, he gladly leafed through the children's Bible and prayed with the words of the prayer "Our Father". In his youth, due to his Christian beliefs, Dmitriy asked to replace military service with alternative civilian service in accordance with the law. His request was granted, and he worked as an orderly in a nursing home.
Dmitriy loves sports and tries to keep fit by playing football and training with weights. In 2012, he married Christine, a graphic designer by profession. This friendly family loves to travel, invite guests, and play board games. Together they study Chinese and English.
The criminal case against the believer was considered in court for more than a year. On June 30, 2021, Judge Tatyana Studilko sentenced Dmitriy to 7 years in prison in a general regime colony for songs and prayers to Jehovah God. Just a month after the verdict was passed, Dmitriy's wife, Kristina, was prosecuted as a defendant in a similar criminal case for her faith.