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01 Aug 2019 | 06:06 AM UTC

Russia: Military march in St. Petersburg for Airborne Forces Day August 2

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Military forces plan to march in St. Petersburg to celebrate Airborne Forces Day on August 2; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/31/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/2/2019, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION St. Petersburg

Event

A military march is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg on Friday, August 2, to celebrate Airborne Forces Day. Participants plans to gather from 10:00 (local time) at Palace Square, before marching from Millionnaya Street to the Champ de Mars at 12:00. Similar events are possible in other major cities.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the march. 

Advice

Individuals in Russia, particularly in St. Petersburg, are advised to remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precuation.

 

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