15 Sep 2009 15:17


MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax) - The "technological culture" of Russian production is unacceptably low, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in opening remarks at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

"The recent tragedy at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Station, the accident, reminds us with all clarity how important it is to pay thorough attention to power generation safety. And in the broader view, to the questions of the technological culture of production overall. For now unfortunately, ours is unacceptably low," he said.