The Russian Government has approved the substitute holiday schedule for the calendar year 2022. The following holidays are set in the schedule:
• December 31, 2021 - January 9, 2022;
• March 6 - 8;
• April 30 - May 3;
• May 7 - 10;
• June 11 - 13;
• November 4 - 6.
Although the holiday schedules generally are accurate, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the government to issue some additional enforced paid leaves for non-critical enterprises to curb the spread of the virus. For example, the November 4-5 holidays in 2021 were extended so that the whole working week of 1-7 November is a non-working week.
If the situation does not improve, we could potentially see similar measures in 2022. Companies working in Russia should pay close attention to enforced paid leaves and what responsibilities they incur for the company. If you need assistance understanding Russian legislation on holidays, payroll or employment law, feel free to contact Leinonen Russia.
Russia clocks in with some of the highest numbers of official holidays in the world in comparison with other economic areas.
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