On 29 January 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Media sources indicate that on Sunday, January 31, demonstrations are being planned throughout Russia in support of an opposition activist. These demonstrations are likely to be unauthorized and most of them are planned to begin at approximately 12:00. Given the likely substantial police presence and possible dispersal and arrests of demonstrators, U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any demonstration-related activities.”