Updated: April 12, 2024
Name: Kuchkov Viktor Aleksandrovich
Date of Birth: June 28, 1967
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 2 day in a temporary detention facility, 99 day Under house arrest
Current restrictions: Suspended sentence
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 2 years 6 months with restriction of liberty for a term of 10 months; The main punishment in the form of imprisonment is considered suspended with a probationary period of 3 years

Biography

In 2018, the FSB opened a criminal case against a peaceful family man Viktor Kuchkov. For more than three years, together with 4 other believers from Perm, he defended his good name in the courts. In 2021, the court found Viktor guilty of participating in the activities of an extremist organization and sentenced him to 2.5 years of probation.

Viktor was born in 1967 in the village of Svetlitsa (Perm Territory). Since childhood, he loves wood carving. Viktor is a metalworking technologist by profession. He worked as a design engineer at a Perm plant. In his free time, Viktor loves to fish, play volleyball.

For more than 30 years, Viktor has been interested in spiritual matters and tries to live according to biblical principles. About God, he says: “His love and care is visible in what he gave us in his Word, the Bible, laws and principles. If we apply them, our lives can improve dramatically. I was convinced of this from my own experience. "

In 1988, Viktor married Tatyana, they had a daughter. Now she is an artist of one of the most significant theaters in the European part of Russia. In court about his loved ones, Viktor said: "Although they do not share my religious beliefs, these trials have further united our family and strengthened our feelings for each other."

Case History

In September 2018, searches were carried out in the homes of believers in Perm and surrounding cities. After three days in the temporary detention facility, Igor Turik and Viktor Kuchkov were placed under house arrest. Shortly before that, the FSB opened a criminal case against them and Boris Burylov. As it turned out, the special services tapped their phones and conducted covert surveillance. Later, 2 more defendants appeared in the case - Alexander Inozemtsev and Yuri Vaag. Turik and Kuchkov spent more than three months under house arrest. In December 2020, the case was submitted to the Industrial District Court of Perm for consideration by Judge Viktor Podyniglazov. In April 2021, the prosecutor requested 9 years in prison for Turik, 7 years in prison for Burylov and Kuchkov, and 4 years in prison for Vaag and Inozemtsev. In May 2021, the court sentenced the believers to suspended sentences ranging from 2.5 to 7 years. In August 2021, the appeal upheld the verdict, and 9 months later, the cassation approved this decision.