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22 Aug 2019 | 06:01 AM UTC

Russia: State Flag Day celebrations in Moscow August 22-25

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State Flag Day celebrations to be held in Moscow between August 22-25; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/25/2019, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION Moscow


Moscow will host State Flag Day celebrations between Thursday, August 22, and Sunday, August 25. The main event will take place on Saturday, August 24, at Akademika Sakharova Avenue where at least 1000 people are expected to participated in a flash mob. Other events are due to take place in and around the city center, which may cause transportation and business disruptions.

A heightened security presence and road closures are likely in Moscow during the celebrations. Further events are expected in major urban areas around the country. 


Individuals in Russia, particularly in Moscow, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.


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