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Russian 2021 Public Holidays Approved

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 23, 2022

The secretariat of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Tatyana Golikova, has announced that the Russian Trilateral Commission (RTK) on the regulation of social and labor relations had approved the previously-announced draft on the list of 2021 public holidays in Russia ("В РТК одобрили проект постановления Правительства О переносе выходных дней в 2021 году").

Earlier this month (2020-09-10), and much later than usual (2019-05-06), the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation released its annual "Government Draft Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2021", a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2021.

As per the aforementioned draft, and as was done in previous years (2019-07-13, 2019-05-06, 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.

Note that December 31, 2021, will be a public holiday in Russia, its exclusion from the list of 2020 public holidays in Russia having been a source of endless debate (2019-11-14).

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