Sign up with the consulate – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Enrolling in the Smart Traveler program makes your whereabouts known to the Consulate. This allows us to contact you in an emergency and send you updates on important country specific information. We cannot help you if we do not know where you are, so please sign up. It's quick and easy - https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/
To assist in emergency circumstances we also suggest that you leave a copy of your itinerary with someone in the United States. Please also visit our Consular Information Sheet for the Russian Federation, and, for general information on traveling overseas, check out the Department of State's Tips for Traveling Abroad. For general Emergency Assistance to American Citizens Abroad information please see the Department of State’s website.
In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare or whereabouts may not be released without your expressed written authorization.