The authorities of the Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kemerovo and Kaluga regions declared December 31, 2020 a day off. This became known on Wednesday, December 23.
In the Nizhny Novgorod region, it is recommended to provide a day off for employees of all authorities and organizations working in the region. At the same time, doctors and civil servants involved in hotlines will be at their posts.
“I urge all employers to make appropriate decisions so that employees can prepare for the New Year in the family circle in compliance with all safety standards,” the press service of the regional government quoted the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin as saying.
The Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov signed a decree declaring December 31 a day off for civil servants. He called for postponing the working day from December 31 to December 26.
In the Kemerovo region, December 31 will be a day off for employees of the executive bodies of state power, said the governor of the region Sergey Tsivilev in his Telegram channel. He recommended that the heads of other state authorities, local self-government bodies and all other enterprises also declare December 31 non-working.
The Governor of the Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha announced the decision to make December 31 a day off in the region in his Telegram channel.
Earlier that day, Russian President Vladimir Putin recommended that all regions of the country declare December 31, 2020 a day off, noting that it was no longer possible to do this at the federal level due to lack of time.
As Gazeta.ru adds, in 2021 the corresponding decision can be made at the federal level.
More than 30 regions of the country have already announced the transfer of the working day from December 31 to 26. Among them are Penza, Arkhangelsk, Magadan, Voronezh and Irkutsk regions, Sevastopol, Chuvash Republic, Tuva, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Kabardino-Balkaria and St. Petersburg.