Putin Still Won't Congratulate Biden Despite Start of Formal Transition - The Moscow TimesThe Kremlin reiterated that Putin won't congratulate Biden before the election results are officially announced. Putin withholding recognition of Biden win until legal challenges resolvedRussian President Vladimir Putin will withhold recognition of President-elect Joe Biden's win in the presidential election until President Trump's legal challenges are resolved in the U.S. courts, a Kremlin spokesperson said Monday. Russian Peacekeepers Head to Nagorno-Karabakh After Peace Deal - The Moscow TimesNagorno-Karabakh: Peace deal signed between Yerevan, Baku and Moscow. World’s populists may regret their embrace of TrumpThe likes of Putin, Bolsonaro and Erdogan may be about to see an end to their years as part of a U.S.-led strongman brotherhood. Key battle opens up in Armenia-Azerbaijan warPoliticians and spokespeople in both Azerbaijan and Armenia have confirmed Azerbaijan has captured Shushi Maia Sandu, a reformist ex-prime minister, becomes presidentMoscow’s man is out Trump's hopes of nuclear deal with Putin come down to the wireThe election is two weeks away, and New START expires in February. Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Says Putin Is Behind His PoisoningIn an interview with Der Spiegel, Aleksei Navalny said the use of a military-grade nerve agent was proof that Russia’s president was involved. President of Turkmenistan leaves monument to the wolf crusherThe eccentric autocrat who rules Turkmenistan has indulged his latest whim by erecting a 19ft statue of a dog in the capital city.President Berdymukhamedov could be seen in television footage Russia says its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effectiveRussia's Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday, as Moscow rushes to keep pace with Western drugmakers in the race for a shot.