Kremlin: Putin Won’t Congratulate Biden Until Challenges End

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced Monday. Putin is one of a handful of world leaders who have not...
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Russia’s Putin Orders Non-Working Month to Curb Coronavirus

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin sa...
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Putin Hails Russian Arms Sales Abroad

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that arms sales abroad have continued to increase over the past year. Russian arms shipments abroad this year included the delivery of the S-400 air defense mis...

Putin Sits Down With New Ukraine Leader for First Time

PARIS — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. Both leaders sat down at the Fre...