Kuraev has offered to give all believers for two additional weekends

Andrei Kuraev

Deacon of the Russian Orthodox Church Andrey Kuraev has proposed to amend the Labour code of Russia two additional days off for representatives of all confessions, which they could use to participate in religious holidays. About this Kuraev said in an interview with the Agency urban news “Moscow”.

“Atheists, too, can provide such weekends are for relaxing with the family or in addition to the release,” shared deacon. In his opinion, the proposal of the liberal democratic party on the introduction of additional days off, the Monday after Easter is not too constructive, as important service in this day is not happening.

Kurayev proposed to make it a public holiday Maundy Thursday (the day during Holy week, which recall the last supper — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), which most Orthodox are unable to meet due to work schedule.

A bill that would give the Russians an additional output to the Monday after Easter made April 18. Its authors are deputies from the LDPR faction, Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Igor Lebedev and the Chairman of the Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs Yaroslav Nilov.

In early March, first Deputy head of the Duma faction “United Russia” in legislative activities, Andrey Isayev, said that the lower house of Parliament plans to preserve the existing calendar of Russian holidays.