Demonstration Alert: Yekaterinburg (Russia), Consulate Protests

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia in front of U.S. Consulate, Yekaterinburg, Gogolya 15A

Event: Over the past week, several individuals have been demonstrating against the U.S. Consulate General on the public sidewalk in front of the Consulate's entrance. The Russian police remain committed to controlling the situation and continually monitor each demonstration.

U.S. Government personnel are advised to monitor their cell phones for emergency messages and to remain reachable at all times.

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 (country) visa

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)