Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Russian Federation :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1New Year’s Day (Wednesday)January 2-8New Year holidays (Thursday-Wednesday)January 7Orthodox Christmas Day (Tuesday)February 23Motherland Defenders’ Day (Sunday)February 24Motherland Defenders’ Day Holiday (Monday)March 8International Women’s Day (Sunday)March 9International Women’s Day Holiday (Monday)May 1Labour Day (Friday)May 9Victory Day (Saturday)May 11Victory Day (Monday)June 12Russia Day (Friday)November 4Unity Day (Wednesday)Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Russian Federation :: Public holidays 2019

 January 1-4*New Year’s Day (Tuesday-Friday)January 7Orthodox Christmas Day (Monday)January 8New Year’s Holiday (Tuesday)February 23Motherland Defenders’ Day (Saturday)February 25Motherland Defenders’ Day Holiday (Monday)March 8International Women’s Day (Friday)May 1Labour Day (Wednesday)May 2Public Holiday (Thursday)May 3Public Holiday (Friday)May 9Victory Day (Thursday)May 10Victory Day Holiday (Friday)June 12Russia Day (Wednesday)November 4Unity Day (Monday)*Many employers close down their operations for the entire period from New Year until after the Russian Orthodox Christmas …

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Russian Federation :: Sickness absence

Basic medical care for employees is provided through the state health service and funded out of social security contributions …

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Russian Federation :: Public holidays

In the Russian Federation, if a public holiday falls on a weekend, the next business day after the holiday will be a paid day off …

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Russian Federation :: Other leave

Study leave Additional paid leave may be claimed by those taking part-time higher educational courses …

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Russian Federation :: Maternity leave

A pregnant woman is entitled to 70 calendar days’ prenatal leave (84 if a multiple birth is expected) and 70 calendar days’ postnatal leave …

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Russian Federation :: Annual leave

At least 28 calendar days’ annual statutory paid leave must be given (Article 115 of the Labour Code) …

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