“We will refuse to satisfy the claims,” said judge Oleg Nefedov, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

When rejecting Nadezhdin, the Central Election Commission cited the fact that the proportion of invalid signatures in support of his candidacy was higher than acceptable.

On February 16, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Nikolai Bulaev announced the possibility of drawing up an administrative protocol in relation to politician Boris Nadezhdin. His reason may be the non-refund of people who donated to his presidential campaign.