In 2018, law enforcers tapped Igor Ivashin's phone and conducted covert surveillance of his house. The believer was searched and accused of organizing extremist activities. In April 2020, the court found Ivashin guilty and sentenced him to 6 years of probation. On May 21, 2020, the Court of Appeal upheld the verdict.
Igor was born in 1976 in Lensk, where he lived all his life. As a child, he was actively fond of hunting, fishing, playing football and hockey. He has a younger sister, Irina.
After school, Igor decided to follow in his father's footsteps and became a geologist. But, after working for five years in various expeditions, he decided to leave geology and got a job as a mechanic for the maintenance of heat and power networks, which he works to this day.
In 1999, Igor married Natalia, whom he met while still at school - they studied in parallel classes. Soon after the wedding, the couple became interested in the teachings of the Bible. Natalia then worked as a school physics teacher. The couple had two daughters. The eldest of them, Victoria, graduated with honors from high school.