OREANDA-NEWS. July 16, 2012. Vladimir Putin held a conference call on reconstruction work in Krymsk and other communities in the Kuban area affected by the floods.

Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, and Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev submitted their reports to the President.

Mr Putin asked to pay particular attention to minimizing bureaucratic procedures and thereby the time citizens will need to spend recovering the documents they lost during the floods and receiving compensation payments.

President Putin will personally follow the progress of reconstruction efforts.