The bill, excluding the new year holidays the list of public holidays, introduced in the state Duma deputies from the faction of the Communist party headed by party leader Gennady Zyuganov. The document published in the electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.
“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 in full”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum. Official holidays shall, in the opinion of the authors of the document, to remain only 1 and 7 January.
Instead, the bill proposed to be done outside 31 December (“will allow citizens to calmly prepare for the New year”) and March 18 — the day of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and on 7 November — day of October revolution of 1917.