"How do you assess the [heating] situation? It is now cold in Moscow," the president asked the vice premier.
"The first part (of the heating season) was not bad," Yakovlev answered.
At the same time, he added, some regions saw heating disruptions, in particular Yakutsk, some Kamchatka and Sakhalin (Far East) settlements. But on the whole, the situation is normal, said the vice premier.
Yakovlev continued that a commission was going to meet in February to consider preparations for the next winter.