Updated: July 12, 2024
Name: Myakushin Vladimir Nikolayevich
Date of Birth: November 6, 1987
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1), 282.3 (1)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 168 day in a pre-trial detention, 104 day Under house arrest
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 years and 1 month; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 2 years


On May 27, 2018, in Naberezhnye Chelny (Tatarstan), Vladimir Myakushin was arrested during mass searches in the apartments of believers. Later, after 170 days in jail, he was transferred to house arrest. He is charged under Article 282.2. (Parts 1, 1.1 and 2) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in connection with "extremist activity". What is known about this man?

Vladimir Myakushin was born in 1987. He is fond of basketball, winter sports and wood carving. He graduated with honors from the Kama State Automotive Technical School, and later from the Kama State Academy of Engineering and Economics. Until his arrest, he worked as a leading engineer at a plant for the production of electrical equipment for cars.

In 2013, I decided to live according to the teachings of the Bible, in which I found wisdom, clarity, logical answers to questions and guidance for life. In 2017, he married Svetlana, an accountant by profession. The spouses diligently try to live according to the peace-loving commandments of the Bible. That is why Vladimir's relatives and friends, even those who do not share his religious beliefs, are perplexed by his criminal prosecution.

Case History

In May 2018, in Naberezhnye Chelny, security forces invaded 10 apartments of local residents with searches. Ilham Karimov, Vladimir Myakushin, Konstantin Matrashov and Aidar Yulmetyev were detained and sent to a pre-trial detention center for six months, after which they spent 2 to 3 months under house arrest. The reason for the criminal prosecution is faith in Jehovah God and communication with fellow believers. In November 2019, the Naberezhnye Chelny City Court returned the case to the prosecutor for revision due to falsifications on the part of the investigation. The case was not closed, the believers remained under recognizance not to leave. In December 2021, Judge Rustam Khakimov found the men guilty and sentenced them to suspended sentences: Myakushin to 3 years and 1 month, Yulmetyev to 2 years and 9 months, and Matrashov and Karimov to 2.5 years. All were also assigned a probationary period of 2 years. The Court of Appeal upheld this judgment of first instance on September 2, 2022.