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.
Khodorkovsky said that the pending election is a "theatrical performance, in which any candidates that the government isn't happy with will simply not be allowed to run."
"There is a plan to put any people with a different view under arrest, but such people already are the majority," Andrei Pivovarvo said in a letter from police custody.
"Our Western colleagues' actions are ruining the world security system and forcing us to take appropriate measures in response," Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.
Seagal and Putin have been close friends for years, and in 2018 the Russian leader tasked the actor with improving ties between Moscow and Washington.
"The EU has made a political decision to introduce sectoral sanctions in an apparent attempt to ruin our economy and create conditions for the repeat of coup attempts," Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.
The revelation comes just three weeks before President Joe Biden is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a tense summit in Geneva.
The airline was avoiding flying over Belarus due to the recent plane diversion and arrest of a journalist.
After months of mutual mistrust and barbs, the Russian and American presidents will meet on June 16 in Geneva.
The Global Times, a paper controlled by the Chinese government, published an editorial on Wednesday which stated that China and Russia keep a strong bond because of "the U.S. and its main allies' suppression of the two countries."
"I would caution against having excessive expectation regarding results of the meeting," Dmitry Peskov said. "But proceed from the assumption that the event is very important in practical terms. It would be wrong to downplay the importance of the meeting."
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"We're rewarding Putin with a summit?" said Senator Ben Sasse, who called the Russian president "a gangster who fears his own people."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied the aim is to mount a joint effort against the United States.
Putin and Biden's tentative first summit next month may be a showdown on numerous tense issues even prior to Sunday's Belarus Ryanair incident.
"Yes, Colonel Vladimir Putin of the KGB is—and always has been—a communist. Most brutal left-wing dictators are," Cruz tweeted Saturday.
"Everyone wants to bite us or bite something off us, but those who would like to do so should know that we would knock their teeth out so that they couldn't bite," Putin said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov wouldn't confirm if Putin would meet with Biden next month, as is the U.S. president's hope.
"I feel their support, but I believe that it should be stronger," Zelenskyy told reporters at a press conference.
New York-born Suzanne Massie told Kremlin-friendly channel NTV it would be a great "honor" to become a a Russian citizen.
"This is happening in the immediate vicinity of our borders and directly affects our security interests," Russia's president said.
The Colonial Pipeline being forced to close has also resulted in widespread fuel shortages, particularly at stations along the East Coast.
At a military parade on Sunday, Putin applauded those who served in World War II and said the country would once again rise to the challenge if it needed to defend itself.
The Russian president defended the Sputnik V vaccine after an annual vaccine conference named Moderna's jab the best in the world.
A bill in Russia would ban people from publicly comparing the Soviet Union's actions during World War II to Nazi Germany's.
The former secretary of state blames foreign countries for much of the falsehoods proliferating online.
The Hollywood star met Nicolás Maduro, whose country is subject to Western sanctions over a disputed election.
"We intend to act in accordance with the task set by the President of Russia to ensure a conflict-free coexistence by maintaining the balance of power and strategic stability," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
Leonid Volkov said Putin has not met his international obligations before and any new agreements should take that into account.
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.