After a raid on the homes of believers in Dagestan on June 1, 2019, law enforcement officers detained four civilians — one woman and three men. Two days later, the Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala sent all four to a pre-trial detention center. Among them is Maria Karpova.
Maria was born in 1980 in Magadan. She was the middle child in the family: Maria has 2 brothers - Alexander and Fedor. As a child, she was fond of skiing. Maria loves to travel and is fond of reading.
She graduated from the Maykop Technical School with a degree in veterinary medicine. She worked as a food quality control laboratory assistant and, more recently, as a hairdresser.
For some time Mariya lived in Neftegorsk, in 2004 she moved to Makhachkala.
From her youth, Maria wondered about the future, and having found answers to her questions in the Bible, at the age of 18 she decided to embark on the path of Christianity.
The criminal prosecution turned Maria's life upside down - she lost her job, she began to have health problems.
In August 2019, Maria's father died, but she was not allowed to attend the funeral, as well as to see her mother. Despite the hardships that have befallen Maria, she tries to find the positive in her circumstances, to notice support from God and fellow believers, and to help people even in the conditions of the pre-trial detention center.