Updated: June 20, 2024
Name: Inozemtsev Aleksandr Valeriyevich
Date of Birth: July 13, 1972
Current status: who has served the main sentence
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 2 years 6 months with restriction of liberty for a term of 10 months; The main punishment in the form of imprisonment is considered suspended with a probationary period of 3 years


Alexandr Inozemtsev is a peaceful family man from Perm who had to defend his good name in the courts. In 2021, he was found guilty of participation in the activities of an extremist organization and the court sentenced him to 2.5 years of probation.

Alexandr was born in 1972 in Kostanay (Kazakhstan). He has a brother and sister. As a child, Alexandr was fond of drawing and wood burning, playing hockey, football, skiing and skating. In the summer, he liked to go fishing with dad and uncle.

Alexandr's first profession is an electrician. After serving in the army, he worked as a car mechanic, driver, loader. In the late 90s, Alexandr moved from Kazakhstan to Russia. In Perm he studied and worked as a locksmith, and also was engaged in apartment renovation.

Since childhood, Alexandr has been troubled by questions about death and injustice. Reading the Bible, he found simple, but at the same time logical answers to them.

In 2017, Alexandr married Olesya. Olesya works as a hairdresser, loves to knit and sew. The couple are raising Olesya's daughter from her first marriage together. The whole family of the Inozemtsevs loves to skate, bicycles, walk along the embankment in Perm in the evening.

Faced with criminal prosecution, Alexandr felt tension, uncertainty and anxiety. At the trial, he emphacized: “Neither the Bible, nor the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses teach or call for violence, revenge, extremism, enmity, disobedience to the authorities. These are peaceful people who are able to lend a helping hand to the people around them, to help both with a kind word and in deed."

Case History

In September 2018, searches were carried out in the homes of believers in Perm and surrounding cities. After three days in the temporary detention facility, Igor Turik and Viktor Kuchkov were placed under house arrest. Shortly before that, the FSB opened a criminal case against them and Boris Burylov. As it turned out, the special services tapped their phones and conducted covert surveillance. Later, 2 more defendants appeared in the case - Alexander Inozemtsev and Yuri Vaag. Turik and Kuchkov spent more than three months under house arrest. In December 2020, the case was submitted to the Industrial District Court of Perm for consideration by Judge Viktor Podyniglazov. In April 2021, the prosecutor requested 9 years in prison for Turik, 7 years in prison for Burylov and Kuchkov, and 4 years in prison for Vaag and Inozemtsev. In May 2021, the court sentenced the believers to suspended sentences ranging from 2.5 to 7 years. In August 2021, the appeal upheld the verdict, and 9 months later, the cassation approved this decision.