Earlier, the Russian state-run news agency Ria reported that Washington initiated the call to the Kremlin, and that Trump offered U.S. help with the fires.
Around three million hectares (7.4 million acres) of land in the center and east of Russiawere burning as of July 31, authorities said.
The smoke has affected not only small settlements but also major cities in Western Siberia and the Altai region, as well as cities in the Urals such as Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg. Air travel has also been disrupted.
According to the Ria report, Putin praised the offer of help as a good sign for improvement in U.S.-Russian relations.
Ties between Washington and Moscow have been strained by differences over Syria and Ukraine.
Hurriyet Daily News