Putin Quick To Congratulate Trump: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Vladimir Putin's alleged relationship with Donald Trump has been the subject of intense debate during this election- even though he refused several times that he openly supported Trump during the Presidential race. 

Now that the Presidential vote has officially been settled in Trump's favor, Putin was quick to show his support, saying "he hopes for the restoration of full format Russian-American relations." Perhaps this is just the beginning of a developing story between the newly elected President and Vladimir Putin. Given that the Duma reportedly "broke into applause" upon hearing of Hillary Clinton's concession, the Russian government seems to feel that a Trump win is also a win for Putin.