On the morning of June 2020, a series of searches were carried out in Astrakhan with the participation of more than a hundred security officials who invaded the apartments of local Jehovah's Witnesses. Several criminal cases were initiated for their faith, Sergey Klikunov was sent to jail. In October 2021, the court handed down a severe sentence to the believer — 8 years in a general regime colony.
Sergey was born in 1975 in Astrakhan. He has a younger brother Dmitriy. As a child, Sergey was fond of fishing. After school, he served in the army and began to work — he worked as a railroad worker, welder, assembler of metal structures, boiler room operator.
Sergey is married to Irina, they have two adult daughters. In his free time, Sergey still enjoys fishing and playing the guitar.
“By nature, I was a calm person, kind, but I could flare up over trifles when they hurt, even led to quarrels. And when I drank, at some point I became aggressive and uncontrollable. All this caused a lot of problems for me, and my environment, and my family,” says Sergey about the time when he was not yet Jehovah's Witness.
Over time, the couple became interested in Bible teachings. Sergey notes: “I overcame bad habits and began to treat alcohol in moderation. I no longer had breakdowns and drunken scandals. Also, in character, I became softer, more compliant, began to show self-control, to control my temper and irritability. " The knowledge from the Holy Scriptures touched his heart so deeply that in 2007 he embarked on the path of a Christian.
The criminal prosecution deprived the family of the only breadwinner.