The opposition leader has been imprisoned by Russia since he returned from Germany earlier this year.
The jailed Russian opposition politician is among the favorites for the annual prize chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Russia's embassy in Washington, D.C. rejected a request to give details about chemical weapons in light of the Novichok poisoning of the Kremlin critic.
Earlier this year a Moscow court labeled Alexei Navalny's Foundation for Fighting Corruption and his network of regional offices extremist groups.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has criticized an amendment to a U.S. congressional bill that seeks to sanction 35 prominent Russians—including him.
Liberal party Yabloko and the movement of Alexei Navalny hope that the opposition can make inroads on United Russia in the Duma parliamentary election.
The Smart Voting app, designed by Alexei Navalny, instructs voters which candidates are likely to prevail against those supported by Russian authorities.
The team of opposition politician Alexei Navalny has accused the tech giants of censorship for the removal of the "smart voting" app.
An aide to the jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said the tactical voting tool was removed on Friday, as Russia's three-day parliamentary election begins.
Russia's foreign ministry says it has "undeniable proof" that U.S.-based tech giants have violated Russian laws ahead of the September 19 election.
The U.S. Department of State and Office of Foreign Assets Control's announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of Alexei Navalny's poisoning.
The ban is the Russian government's latest move to increase pressure on opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov levelled a raft of allegations at the West on Friday, including that Russia's rivals are meddling in its upcoming elections.
Putin defended his pushback on Navalny and his supporters, saying he didn't want an incident like the January 6 Capitol Riot to happen in Russia.
The Russian President will meet Joe Biden at a crunch summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The Ukraine, as well as jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, will be on the agenda.
"The president is going to make clear to President Putin is that we seek a more stable, predictable relationship," the secretary of state said.
The designation prevents people associated with the groups from running for public office and exposes them to lengthy prison sentences.
"Navalny's team will not stop its activities, they shouldn't hope for that," Ivan Zhdanov, a top Navalny associate who headed his foundation, said.
Navalny was given the award for his "extraordinary courage and heroic efforts to sound the alarm about the Putin regime's grave violations of the human rights of the Russian people," the executive director of UN Watch said.
Navalny said he was wakened by guards every hour of the night during his stay at the penal colony so they could film him and report his presence at the prison to officially verify his location.
Independent media outlets and an opposition politician said links to Navalny's Smart Voting plan had been blocked.
Leonid Volkov said Putin has not met his international obligations before and any new agreements should take that into account.
The EU issued sanctions on Russian officials connected to opposition leader Alexei Navalny's imprisonment.
Ivan Pavlov, who is defending a former Russian journalist accused of treason, told the press that he was charged with a criminal offense.
Prosecutors in Moscow are now seeking to have Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, labeled as an "extremist" organization, which would fully ban the network's 50 regional headquarters from operating, and put members and supporters at risk of criminal prosecution.
A court found Borovikov guilty of criminal distribution of pornography and sentenced the activist to two and half years in prison.
The Russian opposition leader appeared by video link in a court hearing as he appealed a defamation conviction.
Appealing his conviction in court, the Russian opposition leader spoke by video from prison.
Leonid Volkov, Navalny's chief of staff, told Newsweek the jailed anti-corruption campaigner's case is the "most important" in Russian politics and the biggest challenge to Putin.
A Moscow court restricted the activities of his Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's nonprofit organization on Tuesday. It is forbidden from using media or the internet to distribute content or organize rallies, participate in elections or use bank deposits.