Alert: Demonstration – U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg, Russia, October 26, 2019

Location: Ulitsa Belinskogo 232 to Southern Park “Южный парк” (near the corner of Samotsvetnyy Bul’var and Ulitsa Akademika Shvartsa). Yekaterinburg, Russia. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 beginning at 2 pm to 4 pm. Several political organizations intend to protest the political and economic policies of the Russian government.

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Russia – Sakharov Square, starting at 3:00 p.m. Event: On Sunday, September 29, protesters plan to gather for an authorized protest at Sakharov Square. The protest is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the number of expected participants numbering up to 20,000. A large police and media presence …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Russia – Chistye Prudy Metro Station, starting at 14:00, continuing along the Boulevard Ring Road, and ending at Pushkin Square. Event:  On Saturday, August 31, protesters plan to gather for an unauthorized political demonstration near Chistye Prudy Metro Station beginning at 14:00 and continuing to Pushkin Square. A large police and media presence is expected. U.S. citizens should avoid the …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

On Saturday, August 17, protesters plan to gather for an authorized political demonstration at Sakharov Prospect, near the Garden Ring Road, beginning at 11:00.  Single-person pickets are also possible around 14:00 at various locations along the Boulevard Ring Road.  Demonstrations over the past weeks resulted in mass arrests, and there were eyewitness accounts of excessive …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia – The park near the intersection of 8 March and Bolshakova Streets. Event: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 2 pm to 9 pm, a rally will be held by the Team Navalny (команда Навального) in support of independent candidates and the release of participants detained during last week’s rallies in Moscow.  The organizers …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

On Saturday, August 10, protesters plan to gather for an authorized political demonstration at Sakharov Prospect, near the Garden Ring Road, beginning at 1400 hours.  After the rally, some protesters indicated plans to embark on unauthorized demonstration marches throughout Moscow, likely towards the city center.  Previous recent demonstrations resulted in over one thousand arrests, and …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Russia – Moscow Mayor’s Office, Tverskaya 13 Event:  Protestors plan to gather outside the Moscow Mayor’s office on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 14:00 for an unauthorized demonstration.  Heavy police presence is expected. Given the possible size of the protest and likely sizeable police presence, U.S. citizens should avoid the protest site. Actions to Take: …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Russia ‑ Downtown Moscow near Chistye Prudy Metro Station Event:  Supporters of a jailed Russian journalist have scheduled a protest for June 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon.  A procession from Chistye Prudy Metro to major streets south and west of the initial marshaling area (Myasnitskaya – Lubyanka – Kuznetskiy Most – Stoleshnikov – Bolshaya Dmitrovka …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg, Russia (June 7, 2019)

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia ‑ Labor Square by the National Liberation Movement (Национально-освободительное движение) (NOD) Event: A rally will be held on Sunday, June 9 to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Donbass from German forces during World War II.  The NOD is an anti-American organization.  Police presence is expected.  U.S. government personnel are advised …

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Alert: Protest/Vigil Alert – U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg, Russia, May 31, 2019

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia ‑ in front of U.S. Consulate, Yekaterinburg, Gogolya 15A Event: Over the past week, several individuals have been demonstrating against the U.S. Consulate General  on the public sidewalk in front of the Consulate’s entrance.  The Russian police remain committed to controlling the situation and continually monitor each demonstration. U.S. Government personnel are advised …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location:  Russia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Russia remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Location:  Moscow and other cities throughout Russia Event:  The Russian Federation will be hosting the 2018 FIFA world Cup starting today June 14 through July 15th in 11 cities throughout Russia. U.S. citizens should be prepared for: Robust police presence in and around sporting venues, Fan Zones, transportations networks, hotels, vehicle checkpoints, and major tourist sites. Large crowds …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Location:  Moscow and Yekaterinburg, and other cities throughout Russia Event:  Various organizations are planning to hold unauthorized protests, throughout Russia on May 5 and May 6, 2018.  According to media reports, the following events are planned: Saturday, May 5th Moscow — An unapproved opposition march is scheduled to take place along Tverskaya Street (from Belorusskaya …

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Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Moscow

Location:  Throughout Russia Event:  Various organizations are planning to hold rallies, marches, protests, and parades throughout Russia starting on May 1st through May 9th.  According to media reports, the following events are planned: Tuesday, May 1st (May Day) Moscow – Organized trade unions have five approved rallies scheduled to take place in Moscow from 1100 …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Closure of U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg

Event: Due to the Russian government’s ordered closure of the U.S. Consulate General, effective March 31, we are no longer able to provide services to U.S. citizens in St. Petersburg.  The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S.  Consulates General in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok remain open. Actions to Take: Residents of St. Petersburg’s consular district …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Rallies are planned in up to 90 cities throughout Russia.  The large rallies are expected at the following locations: Moscow – A Moscow rally is planned to begin at 2:00 PM on Tverskaya Street.  This rally has not been approved by the Moscow City Administration. Saint Petersburg – A Saint Petersburg rally is planned …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threats Reported Throughout Russia

Over the last two days bomb threats have been reported throughout Russia.  Local authorities have responded by ordering evacuations of threatened sites.  Schools, cinemas, shopping centers, government buildings, and transportation hubs have been threatened. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General remind U.S. citizens to remain aware of their surroundings at all times, including local events, …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

June 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is receiving reports that the organizers of the anti-corruption rally scheduled for today at 2:00pm in Moscow are moving the location to Tverskaya Street. If this is the case clashes with between protesters and police are possible. Use caution in the area and avoid all demonstrations. Violence during protests …

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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe: Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe. While …

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