KAZAKHSTAN Nikolai, a 34-year-old husband and father of four, is a Christian in Kazakhstan. He has refused to pay fines imposed on him for meeting to worship with other Christians without permission from the government.

“I didn’t pay because I don’t consider myself guilty,” he explained. “These fines were illegal.”

Since 2013, Nikolai has been fined three times, jailed for five days, and forbidden from leaving the country. He now faces the confiscation of his mechanic shop.


Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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