Updated: July 19, 2024
Name: Kulakov Dmitriy Sergeyevich
Date of Birth: November 25, 1996
Current status: charges withdrawn
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)


In the city of Nevelsk, Sakhalin Region, a criminal case was opened for faith against 22-year-old Dmitry Kulakov. Earlier, for a similar reason, a criminal case was opened against his father. What do we know about Dmitry?

Dmitry was born in 1996 in Nevelsk. He has a younger brother. As a child, he loved to draw, sing and ride a bicycle. After graduating from school, he entered a technical school and became an auto mechanic. At first he worked in a kindergarten, but due to deteriorating health he was forced to get a job as a janitor. In his free time, he likes to play tennis and volleyball with his family, sing, listen to music, walk in the forest.

In 2007, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred near Sakhalin Island. The main blow of the disaster fell on the hometown of Dmitry and his family. They were forced to move to the village of Bereznyaki for several months, but later returned, as they got an apartment. Moving back was given to Dmitry with great difficulty. Later, due to poor health, he received a military ID. Recently he has been living with his brother in Nevelsk.

Dmitry's mother was a very religious person, she always went to church and took her son with her. When he was 5 years old, mother and son became interested in the Bible and began to read it together. Dmitry remembers how much he was excited by the promise that there would be paradise and harmony on earth. He found that the Bible was scientifically and historically accurate, and he was determined to embark on the path of the Christian.

Because of the criminal prosecution, Dmitriy experienced great stress and excitement. Nine months earlier, a criminal case had also been opened against his father, Sergei Kulakov , in connection with his religious beliefs. It is difficult for relatives and friends of the Kulakov family to understand why peaceful people are persecuted for their faith. They try to support Dmitry and Sergey as best they can.