National Holiday in Russia in 2021

National Holiday in Russia in 2021
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  Dates of National Holiday in Russia
2021 May 4, May 5, May 6, May 7
RussiaFri, May 7National Holiday
RussiaThu, May 6National Holiday
RussiaWed, May 5National Holiday
RussiaTue, May 4National Holiday

Information about the attempts to tackle the Coronavirus Outbreak by declaring public holidays.

Coronavirus Public Holiday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make May 4th - Friday May 7th 2021 non-working days and extend the public holiday period at the beginning of May due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

The measure was billed as a way to "preserve the downward trend in the number of coronavirus infections and promote health of Russian citizens," according to a Kremlin statement.

The holidays are bookended by public holidays for the May Day Holiday on May 3rd and the Victory Day Holiday on May 10th, creating a 10-day break.

President Putin was backing a proposal by the head of Russia's health watchdog was asked Putin to introduce a non-working period over May 1st - 11th to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections.

"If you think that it's necessary, let's do it. Today I'll sign the relevant decree," Putin said in a televised meeting in response to a proposal from the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova.

She said that the non-working stint was part of an effort to limit the time Russians spend on public transport and their exposure to the virus.

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