Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin recommended that employers in the capital make December 31 a day off.
“We, of course, also cannot oblige everyone not to work on the 31st, but we will oblige our budgetary institutions and organizations, those that are not involved in the preparation of the New Year and the passage of the holidays, and we recommend, of course, to all other enterprises and organizations that December 31 made a day off for the townspeople, “- said the mayor on Thursday, December 24, on the air of the TV channel” Russia 24 “.
The day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the proposal to make December 31, 2020 a day off in the country.
The head of state noted that the work on December 31 is “very peculiar” in nature, and according to the current law, it is impossible to declare a day off at the federal level in such a short time.
On December 24, a number of regions announced that December 31 will be a day off, among them the Republic of Komi, Yakutia, as well as Ivanovskaya, Novosibirsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Chukotka, Krasnoyarsk Territory and Primorsky Territory.