Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow

February 2, 2021

Location: Moscow, Russia

Event:  Media sources indicate that demonstrators may gather at Bogorodsky val street, 8 in support of a Russian opposition activist.  The location of the demonstration may move, and streets may be closed in the surrounding area.  Recent, unauthorized demonstrations have seen a heavy police presence and a large number of arrests.

Given the likely substantial police presence and arrests of demonstrators, U.S. citizens should avoid this gathering and any related activities. 

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the area.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Russian visa.