According to the People's Daily, President Xi sent a condolence message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
He said, "On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and also in his own name, I deeply mourn those killed in the fire and show sympathy to the bereaved families and those injured."
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also sent a similar message to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
A major fire broke out on Sunday at the fourth floor of the shopping mall where victims were present inside a theatre.
Over a 100 people had to be evacuated, while 12 injured were hospitalized. Thirty six persons received out-patient medical assistance.
Around 660 emergency personnel were deployed to the location to conduct rescue operations that lasted for over 17 hours.
A criminal investigation has also been launched in the case. (ANI)