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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Russia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Russia public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Russia public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Russian 2020 Public Holidays Approved and Gazetted

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Government of the Russian Federation has reviewed and approved the last spring's draft decision by the Russian Ministry of Labor to postpone the days off in 2020, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2020.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Russian 2020 Public Holidays Draft

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2020", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Russian 2019 Public Holidays Approved

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Government of the Russian Federation has reviewed and approved the last summer's draft decision by the Russian Ministry of Labor to postpone the days off in 2019, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Russian 2019 Public Holidays Closure August 3

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has announced that the public debate on its recently-released "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2019", draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2019, would end on August 3, 2018.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Russian 2019 Public Holidays Draft

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2019", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Russian 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed and officially gazetted its previously-announced annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2018" (Decree No.1250 of October 14, 2017), which lists the official non-working public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Russian 2018 Public Holidays Approved

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Government of the Russian Federation has reviewed and approved the last spring's draft decision by the Russian Ministry of Labor to postpone the days off in 2018, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2018.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Russian 2018 Public Holidays Decree

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Ministry of Labor has released a draft decree for the Russian government to postpone the days off in 2018, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2018.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Russian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2018", which, as usual, proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Russian 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed and officially gazetted its previously-announced annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2017" (Decree No.756 of August 4, 2016), which lists the official non-working public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Russian 2017 Public Holidays Confirmed

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - At the last meeting of the Russian tripartite commission on the regulation of social and labor relations, representatives of the government, employers' associations, and trade unions, reviewed and approved the last month's draft decision by the Russian government to postpone the days off in 2017, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Russian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2017", which, as usual, proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Russian 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has officially gazetted its previously-announced annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2016" (Decree No.1017 of September 24, 2015), which lists the official non-working public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Russian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2016", which as usual proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Russia Mulls December 31 Public Holiday

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - A bill has been introduced to the Russian State Duma which would make amendments to the Labor Code concerning national holidays, and in particular declare December 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Russia.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Russian 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Russia (Moscow) - The Russian Central Bank has released it official annual list of the bank holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Russian Crimea 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Acting Head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Valeryevich Aksyonov, has issued a decree mirroring last month's Russian Federation annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2015" which lists the official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russian Crimea for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Russian Crimea Public Holiday Bill

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - Lawmakers in the Russian Duma have called for the introduction of legislation to declared October 7, the birthday of Vladimir Putin, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Russia, to commemorate the seizing of Crimea from the Ukraine, earlier this year.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Russian 2015 Public Holidays Officialized

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian government has issued an official decree (Government Decree of 27.08.2014 No.860) confirming the earlier-announced draft list of annual non-working public holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Russian 2015 Public Holidays Approved

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Federation's Tripartite Commission for the regulation of social and labor relations, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, endorsed the recently-announced draft list of annual non-working public holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Russian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2015", which proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Russian Eid al-Adha Public Holiday in Ingushetia

    Vestnik Kavkaza (Moscow) - The head of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has signed a decree proclaiming Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Russia Mulls Public Holiday Date Change

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - A bill has been introduced to the Russian State Duma which would make amendments to the Labor Code concerning national holidays, and in particular change the date of Russia Day from June 12 to a "more significant date in national history".
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Russian 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Ministry of Labor, in response to the request of the Government of the Russian Federation, has released its annual "Government Decree of 28.05.2013 N 444 On the transfer of public holidays in 2014", which specifies a list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Russian 2013 Public Holidays Approved

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has issued the Government Decree of 15.10.2012 N 1048 "On the transfer of public holidays in 2013" (15 October 2012), officializing the recent draft RF Government Resolution which specified the list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Russian 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Government has released a draft RF Government Resolution, which specifies a proposed list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Russia Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The recently-elected Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced an RF Government Resolution, which declares Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, 2012, as additional non-working public holidays throughout Russia.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Russian Religious Public Holidays Ruled Constitutional

    Vestnik Kavkaza (Bashkortostan) - The Russian Supreme Court has finally issued a ruling on the constitutionality of individual Russian Federation Republics declaring regional religious public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Russian Regional Public Holiday November 7

    The executive bodies of state authority of the Republic of Adygea (Maykop) - The head of the Russian Republic of Adygea, Aslan Tkhakushinov, has signed a decree proclaiming Monday, November 7, 2011, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Russian January Financial Markets Holidays Cancelled

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Central Bank of Russia has announced plans to cancel the 10+ days January public holidays for Russia's financial markets and keep the stock markets open between January 3-6 and January 8-10, 2012.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Russian Law To Restore Religious Public Holidays

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - A draft bill has been introduced to the State Duma (Russia's Parliament) to give local authorities the constitutional power to introduce official religious and ethnic non-working public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Russian Supreme Court Cancels Religious Public Holidays

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the 1992 law establishing non-working public holidays in the Republic of Bashkiria for the Eid al-Adha and the Eid ul-Fitr.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Russian 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Government has announced an RF Government Resolution, which specifies the official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for 2012.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Russia Declares Regional Lunar New Year Public Holiday

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The governments of the Russian Republics of Tuva and Buryatia have declared a public holiday on Thursday, February 3, 2011, on account of the upcoming Lunar New Year (aka. Chinese New Year).
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2010

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Russian Regions Announce Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    RIA Novosti (Moscow) - The head of the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia, Boris Ebzeyev, has signed an order declaring Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a non-working public holiday and day off, on account of the upcoming Islamic celebration of Kurban-Bairam.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Russian 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Government has announced the Government Decree of 05.08.2010 N 600 "On the transfer of public holidays in 2011" (August 5, 2010), which specifies the official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Russian July 28 National Holiday Signed Into Law

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed into law a law establishing a new annual national holiday for the Baptism of Rus Day, on July 28.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Russian Parliament Considers July 28 Public Holiday

    RIA Novosti (Moscow) - Today, the Russian parliament's lower house is considering, in its first reading, the government-submitted draft law proposing the establishment of a new holiday for the Baptism of Rus Day, on July 28.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Russian Government Proposes Orthodox Public Holiday

    The Moscow Times (Moscow) - The Russian government has submitted a bill (About the Days of War Glory of Russia) to the State Duma (parliament) that would declare a new non-working public holiday on July 28, the date of the Baptism of Rus, when Russian Orthodox believers commemorate Prince Vladimir, who was christened Rus in 988.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Russia Considering New Religious Public Holiday

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian government has announced that it was planning to declare the anniversary of the Christianization of Russia, July 28, as an official non-working public holiday, starting next year.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Russia Considering New February 15 Public Holiday

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russia Duma (legislature) has recently passed in its second reading a bill establishing February 15 as a new red-letter date (non-working public holiday) in the Russian calendar.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Russia Considers Renaming January 7 Public Holiday

    News.Az (Baku) - The Russian Orthodox Church has proposed declaring January 7, the anniversary of Napoleon's expulsion from Russia in 1812, as a national holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Russian Republics Announce Kurban Bairam Public Holidays

    Tass News Agency (Moscow) - For the first time, the 3 Russian republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Adygea, and Karachay-Cherkessia, have announced a non-working public holiday on Friday, November 27, 2009, on the occasion of the upcoming Kurban Bairam holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Russian 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    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.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Russia Announces January 2010 Public Holidays

    Russland-Aktuell (Moskau) - Russia's Vice-Chief of the Labor Authority, Ivan Schklowez, has announced that he was "90% certain" that the Russian government would soon issue a decree declaring the first 10 days of January 2010 as non-working public holidays, with the first working day of 2010 being Monday, January 11, 2010.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Russia Declares End of Ramadan Regional Public Holiday

    Tass News Agency (Moscow) - Russia has declared Monday, September 21, 2009, a public holiday for the End of Ramadan Muslim festival of Ramazan Bayram in the regions of Adygeya, Bashkortostan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Karachay-Cherkessia.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Russia's Parliament Rejects May Day Public Holidays Extension

    Moscow News (Moscow) - Russia's State Duma has rejected a bill tabled by United Russia deputy, Valery Zakharyashchev, that would increase the May public holidays from 1 to 4 days, while reducing the Western New Year public holidays from 5 to 2 days.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Russia To Add April 16 Public Holiday In Chechnya

    BBC News (Grozny) - The pro-Kremlin President of Russia's republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has declared that, in the future, April 16 would be a public holiday throughout Chechnya.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Russia Amends List Of Commemorative Dates

    Web Portal of the President of Russia (Moscow) - Russia's President, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed into law amendments to the Federal law On Russia's Days of Military Glory and Commemorative Dates, adding the date of June 29, Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance, to the aforementioned list.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Russian 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Realtime Systems - On November 26, the government of the Russian Federation has released RF Government Resolution No. 877, "On public holidays transfer in 2009", which confirms the list of 2009 public holidays and additional bridge public holidays to be compensated by a nearby working Saturday or Sunday.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Russia's Parliament Considering Review Of Early January Public Holidays

    Russian Duma (Moscow) - A member of the Russian State Duma Committee on Labor and Social Policy, Gregory Anikeev, has proposed amending the 2004 law on public holidays in Russia to move 2 days of public holidays from January to the month of May.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Russia's Parliament To Consider Banning Valentines' Day And Halloween

    USA Today - Taking its cue from the Russian President's wife, Svetlana Medvedeva (our post of June 20), the Duma (Russia's parliament) will soon consider a law banning from all Russian educational institutions any celebration of Saint Valentines' Day and Halloween.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Russia's Far East Asking For VJ Day Public Holiday

    ANN News (Vladivostok) - Officials at the annual celebration of the end of the second world war in the Pacific (VJ Day) in Vladivostok have called on the central government of Russia to recognize that event, in the same manner as it recognizes the end of the second world war in Europe (VE Day).
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Russia's First Lady Wants July 8 Public Holiday

    Agence France-Presse (Moscow) - Russia's First Lady, Svetlana Medvedeva, is chairing a committee to celebrate July 8th as a Russian "anti-Valentine's Day", with emphasis on family, marriage and long-term faithfulness, rather than what she (and many in Russia) considers the shallowness of Saint-Valentine's celebration of short-term infatuation.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Russian 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Russian Federation Government - The government of the Russian Federation has released RF Government Resolutions No. 512 and 551, "On public holidays transfer in 2008", which confirms the list of 2008 public holidays and additional bridge public holidays to be compensated by a nearby working Saturday or Sunday.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Russia's Sochi Declares July 5 Olympic Public Holiday

    Fox Sports (Sochi) - A public holiday has been declared, on Thursday, July 5, 2007, in the city of Sochi, to celebrate the selection of Sochi as the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Russia One-Off Public Holiday On June 11

    Tass News Agency (Moscow) - The Russian government ruled to move the working day of Monday, June 11 to Saturday, June 9, and to make Monday, June 11, 2007, a one-off public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Russia Declares Public Holiday On April 30

    TASS - The Russian government ruled to move the working day of Monday, April 30, 2007, to Saturday, April 28, 2007. As a result, Monday, April 30 is a day off in Russia, while Saturday is a working day.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Russia Announces April 25 National Day Of Mourning

    RIA Novosti - Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Wednesday, April 25, 2007, a National Day of Mourning for former President Boris Yeltsin, who died today at age 76, and will be buried at the Novodevichye Cemetery, on April 25.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Russian National Day Of Mourning On March 21

    Interfax - President Vladimir Putin has declared Wednesday, March 21, a national day of mourning following three recent tragedies.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Russia Not Declaring March 9 Bridge Public Holiday

    NEWSru.com - International Womens' Day: The Government of the Russian Federation has not made any decisions about the traditional shift of a workday to the weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Russia Observes Prosecutors' Day

    Russland Aktuell - Tomorrow, January 12, is the Prosecutor's Office Workers' Day, a tradition begun in 1772 when Czar Peter the Great created the Public Prosecutor's Office. Boris Eltsin then made this day the trade holiday for the coworkers of the public prosecutor's office.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Russia's 10-Day New Year's Holidays

    International Herald Tribune - Europe - Russia takes an extended New Year holiday: An interesting background article on the extended New Year public holidays schedule in Russia, which in some years can lead to 10 days off (as is the case this year).
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2006

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Russia-Belarus Union Vote Date Still Not Set

    Interfax - At a press conference, yesterday, Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) chairman Alexander Veshnyakov said that the time has yet to come to hold a referendum on the unification of Russia and Belarus.
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  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Russia Sets Presidential Election Date

    TASS (Moscow) - Russia's next presidential election will be held on March 2, 2008, despite recent media reports of a different date. Presidential campaigns will begin on December 1, 2007, Veshnyakov said on Thursday.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Russia Parliamentary Election Date Set

    IFES - Next parliamentary elections - December 2, 2007.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Russian 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - The Russian Government has released RF Government Resolution No. 661, which specifies the official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for 2007.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Russia Rallies Expected On National Unity Day Public Holiday

    Novosti (Moscow) - Russia's nationalist forces intend to hold massive rallies across the country November 4 to mark National Unity Day, despite the refusal of authorities to sanction the action.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Russia Bans National Unity Day Public Holiday Rallies

    IHT (Moscow) - Amid concern over persistent hate attacks and rising racism in Russia, Moscow's mayor announced on October 31 that he will prohibit a planned march by ultranationalist groups in the capital this weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Russia Amends Public Holidays Date Changes Rules

    The Moscow Times - Amendments to the Labor Code came into force on October 6, 2006.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Russian 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    VFBS - 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".
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Russia Confirms December 12 Public Holiday Status

    Novosti (Moscow) - The government of Russia has once again confirmed that Monday, December 12, 2005 will not be a non-working public holiday in Russia.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Russian Legislature Pushing For Spring Public Holidays Restoration

    Novosti (Moscow) - Federation Council Chairman, Sergei Mironov, has announced that he was part of a group in the Russian Legislature's Upper House that was preparing an amendment to the Russian Labor Code that would restore May 2nd as an annual non-working public holiday in Russia.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Russia's President Endorses Changes To Public Holidays

    Prime-TASS (Moscow) - Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed into law amendments to Article 112 of Russia's Labour Code, extending the New Year public holidays from 2 to 5 working days, as well as changing some other public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Russia Revamps Public Holidays

    BBC - The Russian parliament has adopted amendments to the Labour code which replace some existing public holidays, cancels others, and creates new ones.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Russia's Parliament Approves New Public Holidays Bill

    Prime-TASS (Moscow) - Yesterday, the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, has approved in its third and final reading, a bill amending Russian law to rename one public holiday and establish a new public holiday in Russia.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Russia Considering Full Revamping Of Public Holidays

    Interfax (Moscow) - The State Duma has passed, in its first reading, a series of amendments to article 112 of the Russian Federation Labour Code, which, if passed, would change the public holidays in Russia enormously.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Russia Considering Abolishing November 7 Public Holiday

    Prime-TASS (Moscow) - The Labour and Social Policy Committee of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, has recommended the introduction of a new public holiday, National Unity Day, to be celebrated on November 4, commemorating Moscow's liberation from Polish occupation in 1612.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Russia Declares Regional Ramadan Public Holiday

    ITAR TASS News Agency (Moscow) - The President of Russia's region of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov, has declared November 25 and 26, 2003, as non-working public holidays to coincide with the end of the month of Ramadan.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Russia's Federation Council Chair Calls For Another Public Holiday

    RIA-Novosti - Sergey Mironov, the Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembley of the Russian Federation, and a close ally of President Putin, announced that he will launch an initiative to amend the Labor Code (last modified in December 2001) to make 31 December an official annual public holiday, so that "people have the opportunity to prepare thoroughly for the major holiday of the year".
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2002

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Russian 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    VFBS - The Government of Russia has released the Russian Federation Governmental Regulation No.784, dated October 30, 2002, "On the transfer of non-working days in 2002".
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2001

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Russia Declares New February 23 Public Holiday

    The Moscow Times (Russia) - By a vote of 283/125, the Duma approved the new Labor Code which includes a provision making February 23, Defenders of the Fatherland Day, a new public holiday in Russia.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Russian 2002 Public Holidays Announced

    VFBS - The Government of Russia has released the Russian Federation Governmental Regulation No.767, dated November 6, 2001, "On the transfer of non-working days in 2002".
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Russia Changes Date Of 4 Public Holidays In 2001

    ITAR-TASS News Agency (Moscow) - Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, has signed a resolution creating 4 long weekends to adjoin 4 of this year's non-working public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Russia's Far East Declares Non Working Days Due To Cold Weather

    ITAR TASS - Due to the continuing cold spell in Siberia and the Far East, on January 12, 2001, schools in Buryatia and the Jewish Autonomous Okrug were closed as temperatures dipped to minus 40-45 degrees Celsius, and the mayor of Vladivostok declared 12 January a non-working day.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Russia Declares December 13 A Public Holiday

    Russia TV (Moscow) - The Russian government has announced that since this year's Constitution day public holiday falls on a Sunday, the non-working public holiday now becomes Monday, December 13, 1999.
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1997

  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Russia Declares Orthodox Easter Regional Public Holiday

    ITAR-TASS News Agency (Moscow) - Russia's Chechen Republic authorities,Grozny city mayor, Leche Dudayev, and Chechen Interior Minister Kazbek Makhashev, have declared Orthodox Easter Sunday a public holiday.
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See also: Russia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Russia)