At least six people were killed and more than 200 injured as demonstrators contested President Joko Widodo's re-election.
The tactic might sound transparent, even laughable. But the Russiophobia smear has a long and nefarious history.
The United States has called on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro to step down, but Russia is backing him.
The diplomat was expelled after his home country refused to allow prosecution in the U.K.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno said the U.K. has promised not to extradite wanted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"The only time I've been in court was for jury service, and now I've been treated like a criminal," said the 70-year-old.
Ankara has previously renamed streets in order to make a political point against its rivals.
Angry anti-Russian demonstrators set fires and threw smoke bombs and flares outside the compound.
Ecuadorean officials cut off Assange's internet connection and phone lines in March.
Critics say the prime minister is using the issue to win the Jewish vote in a crucial by-election.
The Embassy of Ecuador in London cut the WikiLeaks founder's web access in March, accusing him of damaging Ecuador's relations with other nations.
"Iran is the origin of the current threat to Americans in Iraq," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday.
Speculation has mounted since last month that Assange's time at the embassy was coming to an end.
The president's initial estimate was $250,000, but the project has cost more than $20 million so far.
The U.S. government has issued travel warnings for both London and Edinburgh as President Donald Trump visits the U.K. this week.
The president will spend the vast majority of his time outside of London.
"Our protest will be loud, fun, multicultural and bring people together," said protest organizers in response.
Russian viewers tuned in to watch the World Cup and were shocked to see a church had replaced the British Embassy in Moscow, among other changes.
"[An embassy staffer] has suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba," the State Department said.
The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., responded to Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter in a far more comedic tone after the supreme leader's comments that Israel is a "malignant cancerous tumor."
The liberal media is determined to cast Trump foreign policy success in a negative light, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said.
"They just seem totally oblivious to what was going on not so far away," Scarborough said.
A White House spokesman told skeptical reporters that blaming Israel for Palestinian deaths was "a propaganda attempt" by Hamas.
Monday's protests, which took place as the U.S. opened the doors of its new embassy, were the biggest of the past month.
"I am honored to join the distinguished delegation representing President Trump," Ivanka Trump wrote on Instagram.
Alfred Keating was the most senior member of New Zealand's armed forces in the U.S. before his resignation last month.