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Putin recommended the governors to make December 31 a day off
Vladimir Putin recommended that the heads of the regions make December 31, 2020 a day off. This initiative was made by the head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma Sergei Neverov.
The head of state supported Neverov's idea at today's meeting of the State Council and the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects. Vladimir Putin added that this cannot be done at the federal level yet.
The President noted that currently the powers to declare days off local governors have... Last year, the last day of December was also a working day, but the authorities of 15 regions made it a day off.
Many constituent entities of Russia have already decided on a non-working day on December 31 this year. Formerly the State Duma did not support the proposal on the introduction of the day off on December 31. Moreover, in 2021 Russian government decree the day off on the last day of the year has already been approved.