Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
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.
In compensation for the declaration of December 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Russia, the aforementioned bill would mandate that the day after Christmas, January 8, be a regular working day in Russia.
As per the official decree (Government Decree of 27.08.2014 No.860) listing annual non-working public holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015, January 1-11, 2015, will be non-working public holidays in Russia (2014-08-30), a trend initiated almost a decade ago (2004-12-30).
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