Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

August 2, 2019

Location: Moscow, Russia ‑ Downtown Moscow along the Boulevard Ring Road

Event:  Supporters of unregistered opposition candidates for the Moscow City Duma election plan to gather and march on Saturday, August 3, 2019, beginning at 1400.  Gathering points along Moscow’s Boulevard Ring include Pokrovskiye Vorota, Prechistenskiye Vorota, Nikitskiye Vorota, Trubnaya Square, Turgenevskaya Square, and Novopushinsky Park.  Heavy police presence is expected. See map below.

The protest rally has not been sanctioned by authorities.  Given the possible size of the protest and the large police presence, U.S. citizens should avoid the protest route.

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.

Possible Protest Route


U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

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State Department – Consular Affairs

  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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