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 have received a permit from the authorities to hold the rally.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area.

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.