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Russian Government Approves and Gazettes 2022 Public Holidays

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow)
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 23, 2022

The Russian Government has announced in the official Telegram channel of the Cabinet, that it had approved and gazetted the list of 2022 public holidays in Russia (Постановление Правительства РФ от 16.09.2021 N 1564 "О переносе выходных дней в 2022 году").

Last spring (2021-06-04), the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation had released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2022", a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2022, for online comments by the population.

That draft was subsequently (2021-06-26) approved by the Russian Trilateral Commission (RTK) on the regulation of social and labor relations.

As per the "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2022", whenever a fixed-date annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday or Friday is often declared a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by declaring a nearby Saturday to be a regular working day, as was done in previous years (2020-10-16, 2020-09-25, 2020-09-10, 2019-05-06, 2018-09-19, 2018-07-25, 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).

Often, but not always, and as was the case for the past 7 years, 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), were instead 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 deemed very productive.

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