Anastasia Guzeva is one of the residents of Birobidzhan, against whom criminal cases were initiated in February 2020. She, like other peaceful women, is suspected of extremism. What do we know about her?
Anastasia was born in 1979 in Birobidzhan. She has two brothers. All three were raised by their mother alone. Anastasia loved to study, read a lot, went in for sports and ballroom dancing.
At the age of 10, Anastasia discovered a Bible from her grandmother. The inquisitive girl had many questions. Thus began her personal journey of seeking God. Over time, she and her mother began to study this Bible seriously. In 1995, they were baptized together in Christianity.
In 2001, Anastasia married Konstantin, who moved to Birobidzhan from Khabarovsk. Konstantin was engaged in the decoration of apartments, Anastasia tried her hand at maintaining her own grocery store.
The Guzevs never hid the fact that they were believers. When they were searched for the first time in May 2018, it was a real shock for Anastasia. Another blow was the initiation of a criminal case against Konstantin in July 2019. Finally, in 2020, a case was initiated against Anastasia herself. The criminal prosecution destroyed the usual way of life of a peaceful family and confused numerous relatives, including Anastasia's 71-year-old mother.