The idea of reducing the Christmas holidays in 2021 wrong, it can have a negative impact on the economy of the country, according to experts interviewed by TASS. Earlier, the head of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Andrey Kutepov came up with the idea of reducing the Christmas holidays in 2021 due to the reduction in the number of working days this year in connection with the pandemic. So, according to the rector of the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation Alexander Safonov affected by the pandemic industry due to the cancellation of the Christmas holidays could further hurt. “No government in the world from developed countries came out with the initiative of transfer of holidays, no one cancels Christmas vacation. Why? Because the economy is more complicated than he (Kutepov) imagines it,” said he. According to Safonov, if the holidays, for example, will be canceled, “we will extend, roughly speaking, conditional quarantine measures such sectors that are most affected by the coronavirus”. He stressed that the economy always requires a number of work days that need it. “And because we work with a large number or fewer, the development of GDP does not. It depends on productivity, from the organization of the work, and most importantly else, of such important indicator as the presence of solvent demand”, — said Safonov. He added that this topic is for very serious economic calculations. The initiative Kutepova and criticized the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia (FNPR) Alexander Shershukov. According to him, the situation when on the one hand, with the economic impact of the pandemic suffered damage to a large number of industries and enterprises, many were closed and people lost money, but now, said Shershukov, yet it is proposed to revoke and relax during the Christmas holidays. “I guess this is wrong,” resuhe was miraval.
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