Updated: March 2, 2024
Name: Gubin Andrey Petrovich
Date of Birth: April 16, 1974
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 2 years 6 months with restriction of liberty for a term of 1 year; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 2 years


In February 2020, Andrey Gubin was accused of participating in the activities of an extremist organization.

Andrey was born in 1974 in the city of Saran (Kazakhstan). He has an elder brother and sister. As a child, Andrey was fond of sports, music and dreamed of learning to play musical instruments.

After school, Andrey worked at a factory as a locksmith's apprentice, helping the family financially. He acquired several specialties: from a turner to a driver of heavy equipment. In his free time he was fond of poetry and wrote poetry.

Speaking in court, Andrey emphasized: "For five years I worked as a janitor and cleaned the territory of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the city department, riot police and other objects of state power of particular importance. I did not participate in any subversive activities while working there. The fact that I have worked in these organizations indicates that I can be trusted, that I am an honest and decent person, that I respect the authorities.

In his youth, faced with injustice and evil, Andrey became hot-tempered and wanted to leave school. But, having learned from the Bible that the Creator wants to restore justice on earth, he found peace in his heart, the meaning of life and found answers to his questions.

Andrey spent his young years in Khabarovsk. In 2007, he married Tatyana, and in 2011 the family moved to Birobidzhan, where they still live. By applying Bible principles, spouses can cope with life's adversities and keep their marriage strong and happy.

The criminal prosecution had a bad effect on Tatyana's health — chronic diseases worsened, sleep was disturbed. Relatives worry about Andrey and Tatiana and support them as best they can.

Case history

In February 2020, the FSB of Russia opened a criminal case against Andrey Gubin. The believer was accused of participating in the activities of a banned organization. Since September 2020, the case has been heard in the district court. Gubin himself said at one of the hearings that extremism and terrorism contradict his inner convictions, views and feelings. The Bible helped Andrew become a calm and peaceful man in his youth, but now he is being persecuted for adhering to the teachings of this book. In September 2021, the court sentenced Andrey Gubin to 2.5 years. In 2022, the appellate court upheld the verdict. The believer’s appeal to the court of cassation was also rejected.