On February 15, 2019, one of the largest and most brutal operations against believers took place in Surgut and several other cities of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Seven people were tortured, three were sent to a pre-trial detention center (two of them spent 56 days behind bars), and the total number of defendants in criminal cases exceeded 20. One of them is Igor Kobotov. What do we know about him?
Igor was born in 1973 in the city of Apsheronsk (Krasnodar Territory). His parents divorced when he was only 6 years old, but he maintained a cheerful attitude. He was fond of football, fishing, cycling, graduated from a music school in the class of wind instruments (saxophone).
After serving two years in the army and returning to his hometown, Igor faced an economic crisis and was forced to go to Surgut to work. There he worked hard in various oil companies and received additional education. Currently works at Transneft.
When Igor was 23 years old, he began to think about how and why life was created. His search for answers led him to the Bible, where his thirst for answers was finally quenched. Igor was determined to live by Christian standards.
In 2005, he married Julia, with whom they have been happily married for 14 years. In 2011, Yegor was born in their family. Igor is doing everything possible to be an example for his son. For example, realizing the value of life, he abandoned his risky passion for motorcycle sports and took up the manufacture of leather goods, bone carving, winemaking and painting. The family especially appreciated his passion for making furniture - all the furniture in the house of the Kobotovs is made with their own hands. The whole family loves joint cycling in nature, country trips and picnics.
Relatives are very worried and sincerely do not understand how it is possible to accuse such a decent family man and law-abiding citizen as Igor of extremism.