Putin Says He Needs More Clarity on Winner of U.S. Presidential Vote

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he wouldn’t congratulate the winner of the U.S. election until it was clear who the victor was and criticized…

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Armenia and Azerbaijan Reach Deal to End Nagorno-Karabakh War

Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement sponsored by Russia to end their war for control of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in…

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Russia Tightens Tax Loophole as Kremlin Seeks to Plug Budget Gap

MOSCOW—The economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the Kremlin to clamp down on tax avoidance and close an offshore loophole popular with…

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White House Dismisses Putin Proposal to Extend New START Arms-Control Pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday that the U.S. and Russia prolong the New START arms-control treaty for a minimum of a yr to give…

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Second Covid-19 Vaccine Approved by Russia

MOSCOW—Russia authorized a second Covid-19 vaccine and mentioned it was closing in on a 3rd as Moscow makes an attempt to ascertain itself as a…

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Putin Loses His Footing in Russia’s Backyard

MOSCOW—A sequence of crises in Russia’s neighbors is upending the Kremlin’s plans for deeper financial and protection ties with the previous Soviet republics, leaving a…

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