In 2000 69 violations were registered, he said.
Despite the rise in violations last year, work of the nuclear power stations was positive: the utilisation rate of the designed capacity increased by 4.6 percent, Malyshev said.
To him, an examination will be held very soon to see whether the increased number of violations in 2003 was linked to the increased production of electricity.
Malyshev also said that in 2003 violations in work of facilities of the nuclear-fuel cycle increased almost two-fold. Seven out of the 24 violations were due to the human factor.
"It is a very bad tendency, because the human factor becomes to dominate in violations", head of Russia's Gosatomnadzor said.