Updated: July 19, 2024
Name: Kasabov Igor Ivanovich
Date of Birth: August 28, 1955
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Current restrictions: obligation to appear
Sentence: punishment in the form of 2 years of imprisonment, the punishment shall be considered suspended with a correctional term of 2 years


How to survive a search when your wife has a disability group II, the right side of her body is paralyzed and speech is impaired, and you are registered with a cardiologist? Igor Kasabov, a believer who was subjected to criminal prosecution, needed emergency medical assistance.

Igor was born in August 1955 in Baku (Azerbaijan). He has a younger sister who lives in Armenia. Their parents are no longer alive.

In his youth, Igor was fond of football and volleyball, was a radio amateur. After the army, he graduated from the Riga Civil Aviation Flight Technical School. He worked at the Baku airport as a specialist in radio engineering support of aircraft navigation and landing, then at a design institute—first as an electrician, and later as the head of the finished product production department.

Igor married Irina, a music teacher, in April 1981. In 1989, due to the tense situation in Azerbaijan, they moved to Russia, to the village of Ilskaya, Krasnodar Territory. The couple raised a son and a daughter, now they have four grandchildren. They like to travel. They lived in different cities: Armavir, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Izhevsk, Krasnoyarsk. Now they live in Tambov.

In the Krasnodar region, the Kasabovs met Jehovah's Witnesses, who showed Igor in the Bible the answers to his questions about why there is no peace and justice on earth now, as well as why people are dying. In 1993, Igor and Irina embarked on the Christian path.

Some time before the search, Igor suffered a heart attack, and Irina suffered a stroke. Both of them also had covid, after which Igor was diagnosed with coxarthrosis of both hip joints, hypertensive crises became more frequent. The spouses' eyesight is falling. The criminal prosecution aggravated the condition of the Kasabovs. They are medically registered with specialized specialists, live on a minimum pension.

Case History

In April 2023, Igor Kasabov’s apartment was searched. The next day, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against him. A pensioner from Tambov was accused of participating in the activities of an extremist organization. In February 2024, the case went to court. In May of the same year, the court sentenced him to two years suspended.