News & Events

Pride Month 2020

Today, the U.S. Embassy in Russia displays the LGBTI Pride Flag.  The LGBTI flag was created by American artist and activist Gilbert Baker and was first raised as a symbol of hope and diversity on June 25, 1978, during the Gay Freedom Day parade in San Francisco.  June is Pride Month and we celebrate that ...
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Demonstration Alert from Embassy Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia Event: The Embassy is aware of reports of protests taking place in central Moscow, including Lubyanka Square and Prospekt Academician Sakharov.  U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any other demonstration-related activities.  Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid the areas. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations. Notify friends and family of ...
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Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Location:  Russia, country-wide Event:  Routine Aeroflot Flights to New York (JFK) Aeroflot continues to operate weekly flights to the United States.  Most of these flights route from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) directly to New York (JFK).  Due to the consistency of these flights and the availability of tickets for purchase on Aeroflot’s website , the Embassy ...
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Statement by Ambassador John J. Sullivan on the Sentencing of U.S. Citizen Paul Whelan in Russia

Ambassador Sullivan:  Good morning everyone.  I’m disappointed, crestfallen, outraged at what I’ve just heard.  An American citizen, who’s also a citizen of three other countries – the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland – has been sentenced to 16 years, so I’m told.  There was a judgement that was read by a judge – a three-judge ...
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