Kudrin called the conditions under which Navalny to participate in elections

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Ex-Finance Minister of Russia Alexei Kudrin believes that Alexei Navalny in compliance with the legally established procedures, may participate in the presidential elections in 2018.

«I think that, with the proper observance of all procedures of course he should participate because he is a prominent member of society, politician. But again, subject to all necessary legislative procedures,» — said Kudrin to journalists in response to the question whether, in his opinion, to be admitted to the presidential elections Navalny.

Alexei Navalny had earlier announced plans to run for President in 2018. The head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova had repeatedly stated that the Bulk of outstanding convictions may not run for presidential elections in 2018 and will be able to think about participation in the presidential campaign only after 2028.