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Russian 2020 Public Holidays Approved and Gazetted

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: October 16, 2020


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.

Last May (2019-05-06), the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation had released its annual "Government Draft Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2020", which, as usual, proposed, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2020, followed, as in past years (2018-07-21), by an announcement that public debate on the "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2020".

As per the aforementioned "Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of 10.07.2019 No.875, On the transfer of weekends in 2020" (Постановление Правительства РФ от 10.07.2019 № 875 - О переносе выходных дней в 2020 году), signed by Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and as was done in previous years (2018-09-19, 2018-07-21, 2017-10-18, 2017-09-14, 2017-05-14, 2017-03-17, 2016-08-04, 2015-09-26, 2015-06-19, 2014-08-30, 2014-05-23, 2013-06-03, 2012-10-17, 2012-09-29, 2011-07-21, 2010-08-24, 2009-11-10, 2008-11-28, 2007-08-11, 2007-01-06, 2006-11-11, and 2005-12-28), whenever a fixed-date annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday or Friday is usually declared a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by declaring a nearby Saturday to be a regular working day.

However, this year, as was the case for the past 4 years (2018-09-19, 2018-07-21, 2017-10-18, 2017-09-14, 2017-05-14, 2017-03-17, 2016-08-04, 2015-09-26, 2015-06-19), some of the day in lieu public holidays that would have been mandated by the amendments to Article 112 of Russia's Labour Code (2004-12-30), have been moved to dates that would in previous years have been bridge public holidays to be compensated by a working Saturday, a practice which has not been very productive.



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