Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin considers that the feasibility of initiatives on the abolition in Russia the Christmas holidays should first be discussed with citizens.
“As for the proposals on the agenda to sacrifice weekends in January and enter the day 7 November, such issues should be discussed with the citizens of Russia”, – he said on Friday, responding to the Deputy from the Communist party Nikolai Kolomeitsev who insisted on the inclusion in the legislative program of the state Duma of July bill to abolish the Christmas holidays.
Volodin calls not to hurry with consideration of this initiative. “Take that transference emotionally in anticipation of the holidays – we do not understand. Let’s first discuss, and then we will talk about feasibility,” he said. “No need to frighten such decisions, and that everyone will think seriously want to do it”, – concluded the head of the lower house.
On 22 June the deputies of the faction of the Communist party headed by its leader Gennady Zyuganov has made to the Senate a bill which proposed to cancel new year holidays to make the holidays, December 31, March 18 (the day of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia) and 7 November (October revolution day). According to the Communists, “citizens of Russia in the beginning of the new year remain unpaid and need to return business days in fully”, and adding to the number of non-working days 31 December “will allow citizens to get prepared for the New year without the cost of working time that takes place in the present time.”