With 99.84 percent of the votes counted Monday morning, Putin won with a resounding 76.6 percent — nearly 65 percent ahead of his closest rival.
After nearly 14 years as president, and two other stints as the country's prime minister, another six-year term will extend his lock on power to 24 years.
The move comes amid criticism that the Trump White House has not been tough enough in combatting Russian aggression.
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After Putin comments to NBC that Jews or other minorities could have been behind U.S. election meddling, top Democrats in Congress called on President Trump to boost efforts to bring indicted Russians to the U.S. for trial.