The Kremlin said on Tuesday a call by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to boycott next year's presidential election must be checked to see if it complies with the law.
Navalny called on Monday for a boycott of the March 18 election after Russia's central election commission ruled he was not eligible to run for president due to a suspended prison sentence hanging over him.
"The calls for a boycott will require scrupulous study cheap nike air max 90 white nz , to see whether or not they comply with the law," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.
Declining to comment on the election commission's decision, Peskov shrugged off allegations that the presidential poll would be a farce without Navalny.
"The fact that one of the would-be candidates is not taking part has no bearing on the election's legitimacy," said Peskov.
Navalny, a 41-year-old lawyer nike air max 90 white trainers nz , has repeatedly said the suspended sentence handed to him in an embezzlement case was politically motivated.
On Monday Navalny said millions of voters would be disenfranchised without his participation in the election, which opinion polls show incumbent Vladimir Putin winning comfortably.
The European Union also questioned the Russian election commission's decision to bar Navalny.
"[It] casts a serious doubt on political pluralism in Russia and the prospect of democratic elections next year," the EU's External Action Service said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Politically motivated charges should not be used against political participation," it said, urging Moscow to ensure a "level playing field" for all Russian elections.
Putin has dominated Russia's political landscape for the last 17 years and if nike air max 90 white online nz , as expected, he wins next year's election,he would be eligible to serve another six years until 2024.
Allies laud Putin as a father-of-the-nation figure who has restored national pride and expanded Moscow's global clout with interventions in Syria and Ukraine.
Navalny says he could defeat Putin in a fair election, an assertion Putin's supporters have laughed off.
Navalny has been jailed three times this year and charged with breaking the law for organizing public meetings and rallies designed to bolster his presidential campaign.
Tourists visit the dinosaur museum at Dinosaur National Geology Park in Jiayin County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province nike air max 90 white wholesale nz , Aug. 13, 2017. Over 10 fossilized dinosaur skeletons have been excavated and pieced in the geopark. (XinhuaWang Jianwei)
Weekly choices of Xinhua photo (Aug. 5 - Aug. 11)
Highlights of multinational drill in Georgia
People mark national Fitness Day around China
Aerial view of Gula Town in S China
Qiandao Lake: Home to 114 known fish species
Delicious in-flight meal for BRICS Summit
In pics: Daofu Tibetan houses in SW China's Sichuan
In pics: lotus flowers amid morning mist in E China
LANZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A major railway line connecting Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, with the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing was put into operation on Friday.
At 8:38 a.m. nike air max 90 white black nz , the K4515 train departed from Chongqing heading to Lanzhou. Some 31 minutes later, the K4518 train left Lanzhou for Chongqing.
It took nine years to build the Lanzhou-Chongqing railway line, which has a total length of 886 kilometers.
Trains on the line, which runs through Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces nike air max 90 white mens nz , stop at 15 stations.
Travel time between Lanzhou and Chongqing is expected to be cut from 20 hours to around 12 hours, with trains taking just 11 hours to travel between Lanzhou and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.
The railway line runs through some of the most complex mountainous terrain conditions, said Zhen Bingguo from China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group.
The first international cargo train also left Lanzhou Friday, traveling via the new railway line then continuing to arrive at south China's Guangxi Qinzhou Free Trade Port nike air max 90 white womens nz , from which the cargo will be sent to Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
A total of 30 cargo trains will make the journey between the two cities during the initial operation stage, carrying 60 million tonnes of goods each year. The travel time for cargo trains will be cut from 2.5 days to just one day.
The first domestic cargo train traveled from Chongqing to Lanzhou on Friday carrying 290 vehicles produced in Chongqing.
Chongqing is the largest car production base in China and the railway will save about 300 yuan (45 U.S. dollars) per car transported to Lanzhou, said Kong Xiangning, general manager of Chongqing Zhongji Automobile Logistics Company.
The Lanzhou-Chongqing railway line runs through 13 national-level and four provincial-level poverty-stricken counties and will play a crucial role in the development of these regions.
BERLIN nike air max 90 white shoes nz , Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Five days before the German federal election, no potential alternative is seen for either Chancellor Merkel or the continuation of the current German government, transferring the question to how Merkel will form the new German government.
Most polls see Merkel's conservative union (CDUCSU) comfortably sitting between 35-37 percent, more than 10 percentage points ahead of Germany's other large party, the Social Democrats (SPD).
"Chancellor Merkel will most likely stay nike air max 90 white nz ," said Thorsten Schneider-Haase, head of political research at research group Kantar Emnid Institute.
As to the potential coalition partner of Chancellor Merkel, there are quite a few coalitions that are possible on paper but impossible in political reality.
Everything is pointing at a continuous coalition between the CDUCSU and the SPD yet within a 2-percent error margin, so a coalition with the . Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Mens Jerseys Cheap Youth Jerseys Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Soccer Hoodies China Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale NBA Jerseys Wholesale MLB Hoodies