The President made an inspection flight aboard a helicopter over the regions severely damaged by the snowmelt floods.
He visited the Barsukovskaya village that suffered the heaviest damage, with nearly a thousand residents evacuated and the rest moved to a tent camp.
Speaking with the President, the villagers asked for financial assistance and help in rebuilding housing. Vladimir Putin also visited a local sick ward. Answering numerous requests for help, the head of state assured the people that all possible assistance would be rendered.