Putin insists on minimizing red tape in dealing with flood victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted on minimizing red tape in restoring documents of Krasnodar territory residents affected by devastating floods, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

Putin listened to detailed reports from Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, and Krasnodar territory Governor Alexander Tkachyov during a teleconference dealing with the efforts to overcome the aftermath of the flood on Saturday.

"The president pointed to the need to minimize bureaucratic procedures and spare people of wasting their time in having restored their documents they lost during the flood and receiving compensation payments that were announced earlier," Peskov told journalists on Saturday.

The president plans to keep the restoration work under his personal control, he said.

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