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Russia to Amend 2020 Public Holidays

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: June 1, 2020

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced 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.

The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday in Russia, on the date of the nationwide vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution, would amend 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).

As per that 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, 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, compensated by the declaration of a nearby Saturday to be a regular working day, 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).

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