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LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky offered to allow the Russians to choose when to take holidays. He told the National news service (NSN).
“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,” Zhirinovsky explained.
Thus, according to him, forced long new year holidays have a negative impact on the economy and provoke mass drunkenness. “The whole country stops for 10 days, where else are holidays there? Secondly, not everyone understands how to spend so many weekends in the winter, in the coldest time of the year. Of course, some people go to warm countries, but not everyone can afford it. Most people have a dacha in winter, not the Congress. Even some domestic Affairs this time will not devote all offices are closed, doctors take only emergency patients,” he said.
Thursday, June 22, deputies from the Communist party faction in the Duma introduced a bill repealing the holidays. According to the authors of the document, the output should be only 1 and 7 January. “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.