Russian president Vladimir Putin instructed the authorities to step up the fight against illegal logging, which, he said, increases the risk of flooding.

Unexpectedly for me, ordinary citizens brought my attention to a very important and nationwide problem. We need to strengthen control over forest management in general. Not only in the region but also the whole country, writes TASS news agency quoting the Russian leader. reported earlier that the Russian president Vladimir Putin requested the government to consider the possibility of improving mortgage terms for the Russian citizens. He proposed to give a one-time subsidy for the first installment payment.