Chinese President Hu Jintao has sent a congratulatory
message to Putin, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said.
Election observers said Putin, who won about 64 % votes, was given a clear advantage over his rivals in the media.
A group of 29 officials from PACE are also scheduled to arrive in Moscow to monitor the poll.
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium
Day in Pics: 27th January
Showbiz World - January 27, 2015