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Russian President Valdimir Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers

Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.



Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

Putin told a televised government session today that Cabinet ministers "cannot afford" to go on holiday.

Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from January 1 to January 12 when Russians celebrate the New Year, the main holiday in Russia, as well as Orthodox Christmas on January 7.

Russia's economy, battered by low oil prices and Western sanctions, is set to enter recession next year for the first time in six years, while the ruble is now worth less than half of its value.

Putin told Cabinet ministers today he expects them to keep the situation in check even during the holiday lull.

 

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