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Russia Considering New Religious Public Holiday

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: April 21, 2010

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.

As we recently commented when reporting on a bill to make February 15 a new annual public holiday in Russia (2010-02-15), every year there are a number of bills purporting to change public holidays legislation, most of it coming to naught (2009-12-25, 2009-04-22, and 2008-11-16,).

In fact, a similar declaration was made 2 years ago in the Ukraine (2008-07-25) but it was never followed by the official declaration of July 28 as a non-working public holiday in the Ukraine.

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