Russian opposition leader Navalny files presidential candidacy

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has submitted the documentation needed to run against Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election.

by

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has submitted the documentation needed to run against Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election.

    But there are serious doubts about whether his name will be on the ballot paper.

    He's always said his 2014 fraud conviction was politically motivated.

    But the Kremlin is using it to bar him from the race.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Power Worshippers: A look inside the American religious right

    The Power Worshippers: A look inside the American religious right

    An insight into the history and present of Christian nationalism, the movement behind Donald Trump's religious support.

    Mapping US police killings of Black Americans

    Mapping US police killings of Black Americans

    Black Americans are two-and-a-half times as likely as white Americans to be killed by police officers.

    From the plague to MERS: A brief history of pandemics

    From the plague to MERS: A brief history of pandemics

    What you need to know about the other pandemics that shook the world.