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Russia's President Endorses Changes To Public Holidays

Source: Prime-TASS (Moscow)
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004

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.

The State Duma, the lower house of parliament, had already passed the bill on December 24 (2004-12-24) and the Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, approved it on Monday, December 27, 2004.

The new public holidays bill should, as per the Government Decree of 27.12.2004 N 845 "On the transfer of the day in 2005" (27 December 2004), go into effect immediately (ie. in January 2005).

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