Head of the Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow (since 2011)
NIKISHINA, Natalia Viktorovna (b. 1967) graduated from the Moscow Law Institute in 1992. In 1997, she was appointed federal judge of the Timiryazevsky District Court in Moscow. In 2004, she worked in the Moscow City Court in a cassation instance and headed the three-judge panel considering cassation appeals. On May 28, 2011, she was appointed the head of the Zamoskvoretsky District Court. It is included in Ukraine's sanctions list for participating in the prosecution of Nadezhda Savchenko.
Carrying out political repression using her official position.
In 2013, judge Nikishina extended the detention of the defendants in the politically motivated Bolotnaya Square case. She refused to allow an ambulance for the Bolotnaya defendant Sergey Krivov, who had been starving for about two months in protest against a violation of his rights. In 2014, she deliberately passed unlawful sentences against the Bolotnaya political prisoners Andrei Barabanov, Yaroslav Belousov, Stepan Zimin, Sergey Krivov, Artem Savelov, Alexei Polikhovich, Denis Lutskevich, Alexander Dukhanin, sentencing them to various terms of imprisonment.
In 2015, she upheld the decision to extend the arrest of a captured Ukrainian officer, Nadezhda Savchenko.