Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Russia – Sakharov Square, starting at 3:00 p.m.

Event: On Sunday, September 29, protesters plan to gather for an authorized protest at Sakharov Square. The protest is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the number of expected participants numbering up to 20,000. A large police and media presence is expected. U.S. citizens should avoid the protest and immediate surrounding area.

In addition, there is the potential for other authorized and unauthorized demonstrations in the future. The Embassy may not always be aware of the exact time and place of these events in advance. Given the likely substantial police presence and possible dispersal of protesters into other areas in the city center, U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any demonstration-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.


U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

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State Department – Consular Affairs

  •  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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