The move came after concerns arose that the Trump administration will not be as sympathetic as it initially seemed.
"The fate of Russia-American relations is much less predictable than it was just a few weeks ago," said Konstantin von Eggert, a political commentator for TV Rain, to Bloomberg.
Trump tweeted about Russia's involvement in Crimea on Wednesday.
@realDonaldTrump Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?
President Trump previously received even more news coverage than Russian President Vladimir Putin, knocking him down to number two for the first time since 2012, according to Bloomberg.
CNBC reached out to the Kremlin and the White House for comment but did not receive an immediate reply.