Updated: July 19, 2024
Name: Zhukov Yevgeniy Sergeyevich
Date of Birth: November 19, 1969
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 598 day in a pre-trial detention, 238 day Under house arrest, 282 day in prison
Sentence: punishment in the form of 6 years of imprisonment with serving a sentence in a correctional colony of general regime, with deprivation of the right to engage in educational activities, activities related to speeches and publications in the media, placement of materials in information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet for a period of 7 years, with restriction of freedom for a period of 1 year
Currently held in: Penal Colony No. 1 in Yaroslavl Region
Address for correspondence: Zhukov Yevgeniy Sergeyevich, born 1969, IK No. 1 in Yaroslavl Region, ul. Khlebnaya, 12, g. Yaroslavl, Russia, 150036

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Yevgeny Zhukov's family was suddenly deprived of the support and care they needed when this peaceful believer was sent to jail in October 2020 on charges of extremist activity. Then he spent more than 7 months in a pre-trial detention center, and in October 2022, the court sentenced Yevgeniy to 6 years in a general regime colony only because of his faith.

Yevgeniy was born into a large family in 1969. At the age of 14, he lost his father. As a child, Yevgeniy studied piano at a music school. After school, he graduated from college and received the profession of a ship pipe bender. He worked at the plant by profession.

After serving in the army in Kazakhstan, Evgeny returned to work at the plant. During this period, he began to think about the meaning of life. Then his mother introduced him to the Bible. Carefully studying the Holy Scriptures, he found convincing answers to his questions, and to this day he is sure that he is on the right Christian path.

Eugene was a soloist in a vocal and instrumental ensemble. He later retired from his musical career, but still loves to sing. In his free time, he likes to receive guests, go out into nature, ride an ATV. He is always ready to help those who need it.

In the early 1990s, Evgeny acquired the specialty of a builder-finisher. This allowed him to take care of his mother, sister and nephew, whom he raised as his own son. After the death of his mother, Yevgeniy continues to take care of his sister and his older disabled brother, who lost his wife in the summer of 2020.

Friends love Evgeny because it is easy and reliable with him. Relatives and friends do not understand why this peace-loving man ended up behind bars and are looking forward to his return home.

Case History

In October 2020, security forces conducted searches of believers in Sevastopol. The day before, the FSB initiated a criminal case against Vladimir Maladyka, Yevgeniy Zhukov and Vladimir Sakada. They were accused of organizing the activities of an extremist organization only because of their faith in Jehovah God. The charges were based on video recordings of four worship services of Jehovah’s Witnesses made by FSB agents. The believers spent a day in a temporary detention facility, then the court sent them to a pre-trial detention center. In April 2021, the case went to trial. During the hearings, FSB officer Dmitriy Shevchenko, who conducted surveillance of the believers, stated that no signs of extremism or facts of inciting religious hatred were identified in their actions. During the investigation and trial each men spent more than a year and four months in a pre-trial detention center and more than eight months under house arrest. In October 2022, the court sentenced them to six years in prison in a general regime colony. An appeal upheld the decision a year later.