The 45-year-old activist was poisoned with a nerve agent last year and promptly arrested upon his return to Moscow from treatment in Germany and later imprisoned
Russian authorities unleashed sweeping crackdown on Kremlin critics this year resulting in only few Opposition candidates being allowed to run for elections
The run-up to the parliamentary polls has been marred by an unprecedented crackdown on Kremlin critics and independent media
There is no doubt that the Vladimir Putin-led United Russia party will win the polls, which will be held over three days this weekend
Navalny's team maintains that Smart Voting is not about voting for an ideal candidate, but rather is about defeating United Russia and Kremlin-backed politicians
The measures further erode ties between Moscow and the West following Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, which led to a host of sanctions being imposed.
"The first core module of the new Russian orbital station is in the works," Rogozin said in a statement.
Putin delivered an annual address replete with threats against the West but, despite tensions with Ukraine, stopped short of announcing new military or foreign policy moves
On Saturday, the Opposition leader's doctor said that he could 'die at any moment' after he showed sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest
US warns of 'consequences' if Alexei Navalny dies in prison; Russia's Opposition calls for mass protests
Navalny began a hunger strike on 31 March to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands. His press secretary on Saturday warned that he 'is dying'
Navalny is in the third week of his hunger strike in protest against Russian authorities' refusal to let his personal physicians to visit him in prison
The 68-year-old, who has been in power for over two decades, said he would decide later whether to run again in 2024 when his current term ends
The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Russian officials on Tuesday in response to the poisoning and imprisonment of the Kremlin critic
The verdict came despite the European Court of Human Rights — of which Russia is also a part — ordering Kremlin to release Navalny due to a threat to his life
Russia expels German, Polish and Swedish diplomats for participating in Navalny protests; ties at 'low point', says EU
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss ties
No signs have emerged of support for the protesters within the government, the Parliament, big business or the security services, which all remain firmly in Vladimir Putin’s grasp
Navalny, the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, was arrested on 17 January after his return from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin
Moscow Police arrests Alexei Navalny’s brother, raids properties of jailed leader’s family and associates
Apart from Navalny’s apartments, police raided the offices of his anti-corruption foundation and the studio that produces his videos and online broadcasts
Ivan Zhdanov, the head of Navalny's FBK Anti-Corruption Foundation, said police were searching flats linked to Navalny and the foundation's offices for alleged violations of coronavirus restrictions
Alexei Navalny: Why arrest of Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic has left Russia engulfed by protests
Tens of thousands nationwide answered Navalny's call to rally, issued after he was detained at a Moscow airport on arrival from Germany, where he had been recovering from a near-fatal poisoning with a nerve agent