Opposition political party to hold a march on February 26, 2017, in Moscow, Russia

On Sunday, February 26, in Moscow from 1400 to 1800, opposition political parties will hold a procession to mark the two-year anniversary of the murder of opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov. Authorities expect as many as 30,000 participants for a march, beginning on Strastnoy Boulevard near the Chekhovskaya metro station, proceeding along Sretensky Boulevard, and ending on Academician Sakharov Avenue. Some crowds may gather at the site of the opposition leader’s murder on Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge.

Advice For Travellers

There could be traffic disruption in the areas listed. Minimize safety risk by avoiding all rallies and demonstrations. Even peaceful gatherings can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.