YouTube on Thursday temporarily blocked a video posted by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny calling for a voters' strike, apparently because the video included "illegal" hashtags mentioning President Vladimir Putin. Mr Navalny has announced a series of rallies across Russia on January 28 to call for a boycott of the 2018 presidential election, after Central Election Commission (CEC) refused to register him as a candidate in the race.
Vladimir Putin skipped his own nomination meeting to meet children in the Kremlin - Barcroft MediaVladimir Putin was formally nominated as a candidate in next year's presidential elections as the Kremlin rejected suggestions that barring his most serious rival from the ballot would undermine the vote's legitimacy. Mr Putin, who announced his intention to run for a fourth term as president of Russia earlier this month, was formally endorsed by 668 supporters at a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.
Mr Navalny was officially endorsed by more than 15,000 Russians - TASSRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been thwarted in his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in the 2018 elections after he an electoral commission ruled him ineligible to stand.
in Russian election news: @xenia_sobchak claims to have gathered the 100,000 signatures required to run for president. in the meantime court in Moscow rules to liquidate @navalny's campaign fund. go figure.
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Selecting a term
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