There is no information about the extension of the May holidays after May 10 in the Kremlin. This was announced on Thursday, April 29, by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“I don’t know about this,” he said during a press conference.
So he answered the question about the possible extension of non-working days after May 10 due to the increase in the number of patients who fell ill with coronavirus.
Peskov added that Russian President Vladimir Putin will work quite hard starting from May 8-9. At the same time, at the beginning of the month, the head of state is scheduled to participate in the Easter service, and from 4 to 7 May there are no plans to attend events.
However, earlier Thursday it was reported that about half of the Russian employers surveyed said their companies would operate during the non-working days of May 4-7. According to the survey, bank employees (73%), production workers (53%) and representatives of the service sector (52%) most often said that they would work in the first ten days of May.
The authorities of several regions of Russia decided to extend the May weekend by one more day. This is due to the fact that on May 11 this year Radonitsa is celebrated – the day of remembrance of the dead.
On April 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on non-working days between the May holidays.