Putin Congratulates Biden on Election Victory

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. presidential election, after Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that officially determines the U.S. presidency, the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin had said it would wait for the official results of the election before commenting on its outcome, even as other nations congratulated Biden on the win in the days after the Nov. 3 vote.