Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg, Russia, May 17, 2019

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia ‑ Park next to the Drama Theater, near Yeltsin Center

Event: Due to the recent protests against the construction of the St. Yekaterina Cathedral in Yekaterinburg in the park next to the Drama Theater, U.S. citizens should be aware of the potential for ongoing protests over the weekend and in the next coming weeks.

U.S. Government personnel are advised to monitor their cell phones for emergency messages and to remain reachable at all times.

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 (country) visa


U.S. Consulate Yekaterinburg, Russia
Phone number: +7 (917) 569-3549
Email address:
Embassy/Consulate website:
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Russian Federation Country Information
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