Muscovites vote for a new mayor on Sunday. The race pits the favorite and incumbent candidate against an opposition activist, Alexei Navalny.
The court affirmed the decision of Russia's Central Election Commission which barred Navalny from running. Navalny is vowing to continue his fight to appear on the election ballot.
Steve Bannon could be forced to testify before a grand jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia probe. The ex-White House strategist has become an increasingly isolated figure among US conservatives.
The anti-corruption advocate is vowing to appeal the election commission's ruling. Navalny has already called for a nationwide boycott of the vote in March; he's ineligible to stand due to recent convictions.
Russia's highest court has upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from taking part in next year's presidential election. President Vladimir Putin is set to easily win a fourth term in the March vote.
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