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In the state Duma explained the order of Declaration 31 December holiday

The decision to declare 31 December holiday may be taken by the Cabinet in consultation with the Russian tripartite Commission, if the majority of citizens want it, said RIA Novosti member of the Duma Committee for labor and social policy Andrei Isayev.

Earlier, the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed its own version of the Christmas holidays in 2021. According to the MP, not need to reduce the number of public holidays, December 31 should be done weekends and to introduce mandatory four days off, from December 31 to January 3 and the remaining days to add to annual paid holiday.

The MP explained that about six years ago, an amendment was adopted, under which the transfer rule of the weekend, coinciding with the festive, new year holidays do not apply.

"They (new year's day - ed.) just continues from 1 to 8 number, and in this regard two days released and the government of the Russian Federation in agreement with the Russian tripartite Commission has the right to transfer them, adding to other weekends. I think this formula is very convenient," - said Isayev.

However, he noted that he does not consider the reduction of the Christmas holidays to compensate the working days in the current year because of the pandemic coronavirus economically feasible, as public holidays additional opportunities to receive hospitality and tourism business greatly affected by the pandemic COVID-19. In addition, permanent transfers of calendar is not going to benefit society, as citizens should have the opportunity to pre-plan your holiday schedule, concluded the MP.

Earlier, the head of the economic Committee of the Federation Council Andrey Kutepov sent for review to the Ministry of labor the draft law on reducing the Christmas holidays in 2021 for up to three days, from 1 to 3 January, to compensate for non-working days in the current year because of the pandemic coronavirus.