Trump, they said, did not focus on allegations that the recent Russian election process was not a fair one because the U.S. should not "get to dictate how other countries operate."
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.
Nikolay Glushkov, a friend of a Vladimir Putin critic who was found dead with a rope around his neck, was strangled, police said.
As Russia prepares to re-elect Vladimir Putin on March 18, a rising wave of youth are shouting their opposition to the President. With a victory, Putin is on track for 24 straight years in power. Will Russia's rebel voices be enough to tip the vote?
Nikolai Glushkov, 69, previously worked for a company owned by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May pointed the finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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.
A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight and demanded that it go to Sochi as the Winter Olympics were about to start there in February 2014.
"These are not my problems," Putin said. "Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?"