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11 percent employees will extend National Unity Day with compensatory leaves - poll

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UFA, 3 November 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/.

11 percent of Russian companies’ employees will extend the National Unity holiday celebrated annually on November 4 with compensatory leaves. These are the results of a poll of the Superjob Research Centre, in which representatives of the economically active population from all regions of the country took part.

According to the poll, November 4 is a usual day off for most Russians, which they plan to spend at home.

15 percent of respondents associate the National Unity Day with the national holiday.

8 percent of respondents work on that day. Among 3 percent of respondents November 4 coincides with their personal and family holidays.

2 percent of respondents refuse to name the National Unity Day as holiday. The same number of respondents reminds that the celebration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God falls on that date.

As analysts mark, the number of respondents who got accustomed to the National Unity Day is stable since 2014. Two years ago, this date was associated with the national holiday by 14 percent, in 2015 – by 16, now – by 15 percent of respondents.

The plans of the majority of Russians (66 percent) are to spend it at home with their families.

3 percent will walk around the city or take part in demonstrations. The same number will go to their summer cottages.

2 percent of respondents will go to see friends; the same number will spend it in the country.

Only 1 percent of respondents plan to visit cultural events, 1 percent – to have a trip over Russia or abroad. 5 percent of respondents plan other, not so popular leisure activities.

9 percent found it difficult to define their plans for November 4.

The poll was conducted from October 20 to 25. It was attended by 1,000 people from all federal districts.

The National Unity Day has been celebrated annually since 2005. The festive date appeared in Russia in commemoration of the events of 1612, when the militia led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders. Historically, this holiday is associated with the end of the Time of Troubles in Russia in the seventeenth century.

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