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In connection with the celebration of International women’s day, the Russians expect a long weekend — 7 to 9 March. This was said in the Fes, informs “the Russian newspaper”.
Monday, March 9, declared a day off, because, as in the case with celebration of defender of the Fatherland Day, public holiday fell on Sunday. So, the output was moved to the beginning of the week, thereby reducing the working week. It will last four days from 10 to 13 March.
The Ministry said that on March 6, not a shortened day, as it is not considered a holiday. Following a long weekend waiting for the Russians in may — from 1 th to 5-th and 9-th to 11-th number.
Earlier in January, the former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev called for the abandonment of all the festive holidays. According to him, the long holidays lead to the fact that “people these days just sit back, many go on binges”. Instead, he believes the long weekend it is necessary to redistribute the calendar, leaving one day off mid-week.
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