Russia's Parliament Considering Review Of Early January Public Holidays
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The deputy head of United Russia in the State Duma, Andrei Isaev, has announced that the State Duma is ready to support a change to the Russian public holidays legislation, so that three of the annual January extended public holidays, would be moved to the month of May.
Proposals to reduce the number of January public holidays in favour of the month of May has come up a few times since the 2004 law on public holidays in Russia, made the first five non-holiday weekdays of January public holidays (2004-12-30).
For example, in 2008, a member of the Russian State Duma Committee on Labor and Social Policy, Gregory Anikeev, proposed amending the 2004 law on public holidays in Russia to move two days of public holidays from January to the month of May (2008-11-16).
This would have limited the early January public holidays to the first 3 weekdays, and moved the 2 other public holidays to May 2 and 3 to afford Russians with a 3-day, May 1-3, public holiday in May.
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