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Russian 2020 Public Holidays Approved and Gazetted

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019

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 N 875, On the transfer of weekends in 2020", 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.

But, once again, the new year holidays have been reduced by moving the day in lieu public holidays, that could have been expected due to the first weekend of the year, being moved instead to the month of May 2020.

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