Opposition activist Aleksey Navalny cannot take part in the 2018 presidential race because of his unserved conviction, the Central Elections Commission announced on Monday. Navalny replied with a call to boycott the polls.
Glossy magazine editor and former ‘It-girl’ Ksenia Sobchak has submitted papers to the Central Elections Committee, in what she describes as a bid to trick the system into restoring the “none of the above” option in the ballots.
Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers have drafted a proposal to celebrate December 11 as a national holiday marking the victory of the Russian armed forces over international terrorism in the Middle East.
Majority party lawmaker Natalya Poklonskaya has told reporters she has prepared a bill that decriminalizes the everyday use of special surveillance equipment. Cattle tracking is a use for the technology covered by the proposal.
Supporters of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny have endorsed him for president in the election scheduled for March 2018, and prepare to send his nomination to the election commission.
Russian communists have settled on a surprise pick for its 2018 presidential candidate. Pavel Grudinin, 57, a farm mogul running a so-called “island of socialism,” will replace the party’s evergreen leader, Gennady Zyuganov.
Major Russian party United Russia has backed Vladimir Putin’s candidacy in the upcoming presidential election.
Russia’s Central Elections Committee has issued the first registration certificate for the 2018 presidential election to the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
The chairman of the Russian upper house committee for foreign relations says the victory of pro-independence parties in the Catalan parliamentary election is a blow to the EU, comparable to Britain’s exit from the bloc.
The leader of the Russian Communists has proposed the head of a major agricultural enterprise, Pavel Grudinin, as the party’s candidate for the 2018 presidential poll, a senior party member has told reporters.