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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