Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Location:  Moscow and Yekaterinburg, and other cities throughout Russia

Event:  Various organizations are planning to hold unauthorized protests, throughout Russia on May 5 and May 6, 2018.  According to media reports, the following events are planned:

Saturday, May 5th

  • MoscowAn unapproved opposition march is scheduled to take place along Tverskaya Street (from Belorusskaya Square to Okhotny Ryad).
  • Yekaterinburg­­­­– An unauthorized opposition march is scheduled to take place at Truda/ “Labor Square” Intersection: Lenin Avenue and Pushkina Street) from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Sunday, May 6th

  • Moscow An unapproved opposition protest is scheduled to take place at Revolution Square.

U.S. citizens should be prepared for:

  • Large crowds
  • Disruptions to public transportation services;
  • Traffic delays due to street closures;
  • Overt police presence

Actions To Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Mass arrests of bystanders have occurred at past demonstrations.
  • Carry your passport or another official form of identification at all times, Russian police officers have the right to conduct identification checks at any time
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

For Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg

U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok

State Department – Consular Affairs

  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Russia Country Information

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