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Russian 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 23, 2022

The Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin, has signed the decree 1648 which approves and officializes last spring's draft list of postponed days and public holidays in Russia in 2021 (О переносе выходных дней в 2021 году).

Last month (2020-09-10), the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2021", 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 2021, followed, as in past years (2019-05-06), by a public debate.

In past years (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 fell on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday or Friday it was 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 5 years (2019-07-13, 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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