Vladimir Putin has submitted his application for registration as an independent candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential election.
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has described a statement in which the US State Department expressed concern over the fate of opposition activist Aleksey Navalny as interfering with Russia’s electoral process.
Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor has requested managers of Facebook and Instagram to give reasons for the recent blocking of accounts belonging to the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.
A broad group of Russian politicians, activists and celebrities held their first convention as backers of incumbent president Vladimir Putin’s candidacy in the 2018 presidential race.
The number of Russians who regret the collapse of the Soviet Union has reached its highest level since 2009, with almost an equal share saying the event could have been avoided.
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.