In 2019, several residents of Saransk, including Vladimir Atryakhin, were prosecuted for their faith. Law enforcers considered the conversations about the Bible to be the organization of the activities of an extremist organization.
Vladimir was born in 1987 in the village of Rozhdestveno (Mordovia). He and his younger brother were brought up in a single-parent family. Since childhood, Vladimir loves sports, enjoys playing football, volleyball, hockey, intellectual games with friends. Even during his school years, he became deeply interested in the Bible and fell in love with this book.
Vladimir is a programmer by profession, works as a system administrator for two companies, and also edits a scientific journal at Mordovia State University. He is respected by his neighbors - he heads the house committee in the house in which he lives.
In 2009, Vladimir married Mariya, the couple have two small children who were 7 months and 2 years old at the time of their arrest.
Vladimir's relatives were shocked by his criminal prosecution. Those of them who previously disapproved of Vladimir's religious views are now trying to help him in any way they can.