Working meeting with Orel Region Governor Vadim Potomsky 2017-07-06 18:20:00 Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region Vadim Potomsky briefed the President on the socio-economic situation in Orel Region. The questions local residents asked of the head of state during Direct Line were addressed separately. In keeping with the President’s instructions, the Presidential Executive Office is analysing questions that came in during Direct Line by region and federal subject. Vladimir Putin stressed that this work should be systematic, covering practically the country’s entire territory. The President drew the Governor’s attention to a number of issues that are a source of concern to people living in Orel Region, in particular, employment, unsafe housing, the lack of medications for those entitled to free or subsidised medications, rising utilities and housing maintenance costs, water supply, the lack of free school textbooks and the condition of roads. The President gave Mr Potomsky summary materials and specific issues to work on, stressing that this work will be conducted with practically each Russian region, with the results to be reviewed at a corresponding meeting. The Governor responded to some of the questions that were raised and promised that after studying the situation thoroughly, he would respond to all questions from residents. Governor Potomsky also commented on the situation in the region in general.