Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Russia

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Russia (August 14, 2020)

Location: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Khabarovsk, and other cities, Russia

Event: The Embassy is aware of social media posts calling for Russian citizens to participate in unsanctioned gatherings tomorrow, August 15 at 14:00 local time, at Pushkin Square in central Moscow, at the SEC Gallery and near Gostiny Dvor in St. Petersburg, near the monument to the Fighters for Soviet Power in Vladivostok, October Square in Yekaterinburg, and possibly other cities throughout Russia. These protests are in addition those in Khabarovsk that have taken place daily, with significant numbers gathering each Saturday on Lenin Square and the city’s downtown streets. U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any other demonstration-related activities as even peaceful protests can become violent

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the areas.
  • 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

U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg

U.S. Consular Agency Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Lada Hotel, Suite 210

154 Komsomolskaya Street

State Department – Consular Affairs

  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Russia Country Information

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