Source: Tass News Agency (Moscow)
The prime minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has signed the governmental order "About days off in 2010", which declares some additional Monday and Friday bridge public holidays to rationalize the non-working days near annual public holidays.
As was often done in previous years (28-Nov-2008, 11-Aug-2007, 06-Jan-2007, and 28-Dec-2005), whenever a fixed-date annual public holiday fell on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday or Friday was declared a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by declaring a nearby Saturday to be a regular working day.
The RF Government Resolution No. 869 of 31st of October 2009, "About days off in 2010", declares Monday February 22nd and Friday, November 5th, as one-off bridge public holidays, to be compensated by the simultaneous declaration of Saturday, February 27, and Saturday, November 13, 2010, as regular working days.
Somewhat unexpectedly, though, it appears that the status of the early January public holidays, recently semi-officially announced as running from January 1-10, 2010 (03-Nov-2009), is under serious re-consideration. Next month, the State Duma is to consider an amendment to the public holidays laws of Russia that would reduce the number of early January public holidays to one, declare December 31st as a new annual public holiday, and extend May public holidays by one day.
Such bills, proposing to reverse the amendments to Article 112 of the Labour code (30-Dec-2004) are common, but this one, proposed by the "Fair Russia" party, according to our local sources, seems to be more serious than previous attempts (22-Apr-2009 and 16-Nov-2008).
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