Updated: June 12, 2024
Name: Akhrameeva Evgeniya Nikolayevna
Date of Birth: November 18, 1948
Current status: charges withdrawn
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)


In December 2019, in Nevinnomyssk (Stavropol Territory), the Investigative Committee opened criminal cases against 9 believers. Charges of extremism were brought against elderly people, the eldest of whom is 89 years old. Among the accused is Evgenia Akhrameeva.

Evgenia was born in November 1948 in the village of Novoalekseevskaya (Krasnodar Territory) in a family of rural workers. At school she studied excellently, was engaged in rhythmic gymnastics, performed at concerts together with the collective farm choir.

She graduated with honors from an agricultural technical school with a degree in animal husbandry. She worked by profession, and after moving with her husband to Nevinnomyssk, she got a job at a railway station. Having improved her qualifications, she took the position of a shunting dispatcher, and later became a station attendant.

Evgenia became interested in the Bible in the 90s, while studying at a technical school. She was convinced of the truth of the biblical story about the Creator by the complex structure and diversity of living organisms. Even during her school years, she could not agree with the theory of evolution.

In 1998, Evgenia was widowed. She has 3 three children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A special hobby is gardening.

During the search, the 71-year-old believer experienced extreme stress. That morning she was lying with a high fever. The security forces, who broke into the house, lifted her out of bed, took her to the police and kept her there until three o'clock in the afternoon. The emotional shock exacerbated Evgenia's problems with memory and diabetes.

Children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors are very worried about Evgenia. It is difficult for them to understand why a good-natured elderly man was recorded as an extremist.

Case History

In November 2018, mass searches took place in Nevinnomyssk. A year later, the Investigative Committee opened criminal cases under two “extremist” articles against Anatoly Boyko, Yevgenia Akhrameeva, Georgy and Tatyana Parfentyev, Nadezhda Konkova, Sergey Kuznetsov, Karina Sahakyan and Rimma Vashchenko (Rimma died under investigation at the age of 90). In May 2022, the investigator stopped the criminal prosecution against everyone except Sergey Kuznetsov, who is visually impaired, has hearing problems and has difficulty moving. In August 2022, the case went to court. After 5 months, the case was transferred to another judge. The prosecution was based on the testimony of a secret witness. In April 2023, the court sentenced the believer to 6 years of suspended imprisonment. In the summer of the same year, the appeal upheld the verdict. Shortly thereafter, Georgy Parfentiev died at the age of 76.