Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny commented on the participation of Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections. The corresponding entry he made in his Twitter.
According to the representative of the opposition, “a kilometer away” from the point where the President announced his participation in the presidential race, is arrested for a month by the Chairman of the electoral headquarters of Leonid Volkov. According to Navalny arrested for campaigning.
Yesterday, at a meeting with veterans and workers of the Nizhny Novgorod GAZ factory, Putin announced the intention to participate in presidential elections next year. With the selection of the head of his election headquarters, the head of state to decide after some time.
Volkov was arrested on the first day of December for 30 days in the case of the meeting in Nizhny Novgorod in the end of September. Alexei Navalny has repeatedly expressed the desire to participate in the elections, despite statements to the CEC about the unreality of this step because of his alleged criminal record. The opposition leader said the ban illegal.