Russian president Vladimir Putin has made his first official statement on Trump's win.
Via spokesman Dmitry Peskov, he said: "Trump's first statements give us hope that steps towards improving relations between the USA and Russia are possible."
"The US election result does not mean that all contentious issues in relations between Moscow and Washington will be resolved. The main thing is the intention to resolve them through dialogue."
Russia was widely thought to have been supporting Trump during the election campaign. US officials say they believe state-sponsored Russian hackers were behind a leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee which damaged Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Trump praised Putin, during the campaign, saying he was glad to have been praised by the Russian leader.