“I am 100 percent sure that if I had not left I would now be in prison” Mr. Avilkin said, referring to Russia.CreditJanne Korkko for The New York Times
Members of the Kikot family, Jehovah’s Witnesses who fled Russia.CreditJanne Korkko for The New York Times
Valeri Kikot and his family live in a single room in Turku, sharing a kitchen with asylum seekers from Syria.CreditJanne Körkkö for The New York Times
The Avilkin family rented an apartment in these blocks.CreditJanne Korkko for The New York Times
Lena Avilkin at home in Turku, Finland, with her three children. She and her husband, Sergey, decided to flee Russia after the Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witness an “extremist” organization and effectively outlawed it in April last year.