Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin urged the state Duma not to frighten the citizens by the abolition of the Christmas holidays. On Friday, June 23, according to RIA Novosti. Thus he commented on submitted to the Parliament a bill abolishing the long holiday weekend in January.
According to Volodin, similar issues need to be discussed with the population. “And take that’s so breaks to do emotionally in anticipation of the holiday is wrong, colleagues don’t understand this. Initially, therefore, all this talk, and after that then we will talk about feasibility,” he said.
Also against the abolition of the holidays has acted in the Federation Council. “A majority of this initiative, of course, does not find support. Due to some reasons: well, first question, what to do with the kids during the winter holidays?” — said the National news service (NSN), head of the social policy Committee of the Federation Council Valery Ryazansky.
A bill to abolish the new year vacations submitted to the state Duma deputies from the faction of the Communist party. According to the authors, to remain after hours need only 1 and 7 January and 31 December. “Citizens of Russia in the beginning of the new year remain unpaid and need to return business days in full”, — stated in the explanatory note to the document.
The leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, in turn, has offered to allow the Russians to choose when to take holidays. “The essence of our idea is to leave only three official holidays: 1 January, 9 May and 12 June. And all the rest of the holidays to unite and to allow each citizen to use them at any time of the year as extra vacation,” he explained.
According to the project of the Ministry of labor, the Russians will have a rest from 30 December 2017 8 January 2018. Also in 2018, the citizens will not run from 23 to 25 February, from 8 to 11 March, from 3 to 5 November. Additional weekend waiting for people in may and June.