LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky supported the legislative initiative about introduction of a Siesta in hot regions of Russia. The bill will be considered in the state Duma in the near future, reports TASS.
The politician believes that the introduction of additional break should not affect the total duration of the working day. “It’s better to legalize, add an hour break, but without a reduction of the working day, meaning that they will not work up to six [PM], and up to seven hours,” he said.
Zhirinovsky also said that this measure is necessary not in all regions. “The increase in the lunch break — it is necessary in the hot season, in hot regions. Where cold is not necessary”, — said the leader of the liberal Democrats.
According to the website of the lower house of Parliament, the Committee on labour, social policy and veterans Affairs recommended to reject the bill imposing a two-hour break for lunch and stay for Russians in the summer.
The document was submitted to the state Duma deputies from the liberal democratic party in June last year. It involves the reduction of the working week to 35 hours in summer. Legislators believe that the increase of the length of a day will help to protect the body from stress during the heat, and fill power of the working population, according to the explanatory note.
In some countries with a hot climate Siesta (afternoon rest) is a long-standing tradition. For example, in Greece in the summer break lasts from 14:00 to 15:00-17:00, Italy — from 13:00 to 15:00-16:00, Spain from 13:00 to 17:00.