US and UK embassies in Russia: Possible attacks by extremists in the next two days

The United States Embassy in Moscow warned Americans in a security alert posted on its website late on March 7 that there was a possibility of terrorist attacks at large gatherings and concerts marking Women's Day

by Sededin Dedovic
US and UK embassies in Russia: Possible attacks by extremists in the next two days
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The Embassy of the United States of America in Moscow has warned American citizens of potential security threats in the Russian capital. In a statement published on its official website, the embassy pointed out that there is an imminent threat of attacks on large gatherings in the next two days.

These warnings come at a time when many events dedicated to International Women's Day are expected in Moscow, which further emphasizes the importance of caution. "Our embassy has received information that extremists have specific planned actions aimed at large gatherings in Moscow, including concerts.

Therefore, we advise US citizens to avoid attending large gatherings in the next 48 hours," the statement said. While the embassy did not provide details on specific threats or groups that may be involved, the alert indicates serious concerns for the safety of American citizens in Russia.

The situation becomes even more tense considering the fact that the Russian authorities have so far remained silent about this information, which may cause additional discomfort and insecurity among foreign visitors. In addition to the US embassy, the British Foreign Office also issued a similar warning, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation in Moscow.

This clearly shows that security experts from several countries are concerned about possible incidents that could happen during the planned events. Considering the seriousness of the situation, the State Department has raised the risk level for travel to Russia to the highest level - four.

This decision highlights a threat that is not considered localized or temporary, but is understood as a danger that requires serious precautions. International Women's Day, which is celebrated all over the world, is especially significant in Russia.

During this day, numerous events and manifestations dedicated to women's rights and their contribution to society are expected. However, due to the warning from the US Embassy and the raising of the risk level by the State Department, the atmosphere can be significantly tense, and being in public places can be an additional challenge.

Although there is no official announcement by the Kremlin, the public is aware of these warnings through the media and is aware of a possible terrorist attack. It was emphasized that it is very important for American citizens in Russia to be especially careful and to follow local news and instructions from the competent authorities.

It is recommended to avoid large gatherings and public events, as well as use alternative routes and means of transport to reduce the risk of any incidents. We hope that these precautions will be sufficient to prevent possible incidents and to ensure the safety of everyone present in Moscow during the coming days.

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