Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: June 1, 2020
Pavel Krasheninnikov, a lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, has told the media that the constitutional reforms referendum proposed by Russian President, Vladimir Putin, would be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and that that date would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Russia, as per been an amendment submitted to the State Building and Legislation Committee of the lower house of Russia’s parliament.
Today's announcement follows one, earlier this month (2020-02-15), by Russian President, Vladimir Putin, announcing that the date of an upcoming nationwide vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution would be declared as a non-working public holiday in Russia, thus amending the official list of Russia's 2020 public holidays, as released in draft form by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (2019-05-06) and later approved by the Government of the Russian Federation (2019-07-13), in the "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.
The Russian Communist Party is reported to be fuming, noting that April 22, 2020, is Vladimir Lenin's 150th birthday, and that the choice of that date is probably not coincidental.
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