Sergey Kazakov is a retired firefighter who came to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to take care of his sick mother. Investigators found this peaceful believer there in her apartment. In December 2020, Sergey was arrested and sent to a pre-trial detention center only because of his faith in Jehovah God.
Sergey was born in 1974 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a city on the Far Eastern Peninsula of Russia near active volcanoes. He has a younger brother. As a child, Sergey was fond of orienteering and went skiing. He worked in the fire department, where he worked his way up from a simple firefighter to the head of a detachment. Now he is on a well-deserved rest.
As an adult, Sergey moved to the city of Bikin (Khabarovsk Territory). In the summer of 2020, he returned to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to an elderly mother who had suffered a stroke and needed constant help.
In the early 2000s, Sergey, noticing huge changes in his cousin and ,came interested in what had such a beneficial effect on him - biblical teachings. Mom supported his interest, and, after some time, she also became a Christian.
The search and criminal prosecution had a particularly strong effect on the health of Sergey's mother. Experiencing extreme stress, she again went to the hospital. In addition, a few days after the security forces' invasion, she developed symptoms of coronavirus. She is very worried about the unfair treatment of a law-abiding person.