Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location: Moscow, Lubyanka Square

Event:  According to media reports, there is an active shooter situation near the Federal Security Services (FSB) headquarters building in Lubyanka square.  Police actions related to this incident are ongoing.

 U.S. citizens should avoid Lubyanka Square and the surrounding area. 

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the area.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • 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. Consulate General Vladivostok

State Department – Consular Affairs

Russia Country Information

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