Updated: June 12, 2024
Name: Belyaev Eduard Nikolayevich
Date of Birth: November 24, 1968
Current status: charges withdrawn
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1.1)


On July 11, 2019, in the city of Krasnoyarsk, FSB officers conducted a search with the seizure of property in the apartment of 50-year-old Eduard Belyaev. Later, a criminal case was opened against him under the article for "extremism" because of a simple conversation about religion in the dining room. What do we know about this man?

Eduard was born in 1968 in Krasnoyarsk. His father worked as a locksmith in a river port, but died when he was 16 years old. His mother is now retired. There are no siblings. As a child, Eduard was fond of freestyle wrestling and in 1996 received the title of master of sports. He took second place in the All-Union freestyle wrestling tournament.

After school, he graduated from a vocational school, receiving the specialty of a gas welder. For a long time he worked in his specialty. In his free time, he likes to relax with his family, go to nature, meet friends.

In the late 1990s, Eduard became deeply interested in the Bible and learned from it that he was very valuable in the eyes of God. This touched Edward's heart, had a positive effect on his self-esteem and prompted him to embark on the Christian path.

In 2016, Eduard married Nataliya. He has a son from his first marriage.

During the search, he experienced a strong shock and could not believe that it affected him personally and his family. Natalia is very worried about her husband and supports him in difficult times. Eduard fears for the health and well-being of the rest of his relatives because of the ridiculous criminal prosecution.

Case History

In the spring of 2018, turner Sergey Tolstonozhenko talked about the Bible with a man whose behavior the believer suspected that he was an informer. In July 2019, officers of the FSB and the Investigative Committee conducted a survey, and in fact a search of the believer’s home with the seizure of personal property. At the same time, they invaded the tutor Tatyana Feruleva against her consent. The Federal Security Service of Russia for the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation and the Investigative Committee conducted an inspection in the apartment of gas welder Eduard Belyaev. In October 2019, the Leninsky District Department of Krasnoyarsk opened a criminal case against the believers, accusing them of involving them in the activities of a banned organization. This is how the investigation interpreted a simple conversation at a bus stop. 10 months later, the criminal case was dismissed due to the absence of a crime event.