Yevgeniy Suvorkov is one of the Kirov civilians detained after the raid on believers in 2018.
Yevgeniy was born in 1978 in the village of Kumeny (Kirov region) in a large family. Parents worked on the collective farm, they had two sons and three daughters. As a child, Yevgeniy was engaged in chess, hockey, radio engineering, and music. Later, his family moved to the regional center, where he lives to this day. Yevgeniy chose the profession of an electrician after graduating from a technical school.
Yevgeniy is married to Svetlana, who has an adult son from her first marriage. Andrey is a defendant in the same criminal case for believing in God.
In his youth, Yevgeniy became interested in biblical teachings. Therefore, when the draft age came, he asked to replace his military service with an alternative civilian one, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation. He was able to win lengthy litigation with the draft board.
Yevgeniy went through the courts, defending his right not to take up arms, and since 2021 he had to end up in the dock again—this time to prove that he is not an extremist.
Yevgeniy worked at various enterprises in the city. He said: “Everything I have learned from Jehovah's Witnesses helps me in my family life and in my business life. Working in various fields, from building factories to cleaning companies, I have become convinced that a reputation as a servant of God helps to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts”.