The Government of Russia has released the Russian Federation Governmental Regulation No. 813 dated 28.12.2005, "On the transfer of non-working days in 2006".
The decree sets forth 2 bridge public holidays in 2006: Friday, February 24 (compensated on the 26th), and Monday, May 8 (compensated on the 6th), therefore resulting in 2 additional long weekends, February 23-24-25 and May 7-8-9, 2006.
The announced base list of public holidays follows the law passed at the end of 2004 (30-Dec-2004) with respect to the extended beginning of the year public holidays and days in lieu public holidays.
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