Communist party deputies in the Duma introduced a bill to abolish the Christmas holidays
Moscow. June 22. INTERFAX.RU — a Group of deputies of the Communist party faction in the state Duma, headed by party leader Gennady Zyuganov proposes to cancel the new year holidays, but to make non-working days 31 December, 18 March and 7 November.
A draft law published on Thursday in the basis of legislative activities of the lower house of the Russian Parliament.
The draft law proposes changes to the Labour code of the Russian Federation, “raised by the practice of labour relations and a number of political events in the history of Russia.”
The explanatory note says that “adding to the number of non-working days December 31, will allow citizens to get prepared for the New year without the cost of working time that takes place in the present time.”
The draft law also excludes from the list of holidays new year holidays.
“On the question of the abolition of the Christmas holidays comes lots of letters. The citizens of Russia in the beginning of the new year remain unpaid and need to return business days to fully” say the deputies in the document.
“March 18 is the day of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the occasion for all our people, deserves to be a non-working day. Moreover, in Crimea there is such a holiday, but it does not apply to civilian personnel of the black sea fleet”, — stated in the explanatory note.
November 7 — the day of the great October socialist revolution, the events of the XX century world, had a huge impact on the course of world history, according to the draft law.
“Declaring 7 November a day off — this is a tribute to our ancestors, wrest the country out of poverty and illiteracy, created a mighty Russian state, the Soviet Union,” write the authors in the draft law.