The Russian opposition leader had been arrested moments after appearing at an event where he urged people to boycott the vote
Hundreds of supporters of Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny take to the streets in a series of nationwide protests against the authorities.
A Moscow court has abolished a multi-million dollar foundation used to fund anti-corruption politician Alexei Navalny's election campaign.
The opposition leader reacted to the Supreme Court ruling, writing on Twitter that he and his supporters "will not recognise elections without competition"
Candidate Vladimir Putin has submitted his application to Russia's Central Election Commission, while opposition leader Alexei Navalny has unveiled his boycott plan.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated by hundreds to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency.