Navalny’s incarceration has led to international calls for his immediate release, including from Europe’s top human rights court.
"The money hasn't been thrown to the wind," Lukashenko told Putin amid reports he had come to Russia seeking another loan for Belarus.
The European Court of Human Rights had demanded that Russia free Navalny immediately, warning that failing to do so would mark a breach of the European human rights convention.
The average temperature in Moscow and the region is about -13 degrees Celsius but by the end of the week, the temperature could drop to -30 degrees Celsius.
The protest, dubbed "Love is stronger than fear," was called by Navalny's allies for Valentine's Day in solidarity with people detained in recent opposition protests.
The remains of over a hundred French and Russian soldiers who died during Napoleon's disastrous 1812 campaign were finally buried on Saturday.
Russian power giant Nornickel had its compensation appeal rejected and will now pay for the 21,000 tonne spill.
According to Rosstat, 162,429 people died with COVID-19 last year in Russia — much higher than the 77,068 deaths reported by Russian officials.