No New Year holidays for Russian govt ministers – Putin

December 26, 2014 12:46 AM

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President Vladimir Putin (third right) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (fourth right) attending at the Government House the president's final Cabinet meeting in 2014, December 25, 2014. (RIA Novosti/Aleksey Nikolskyi)

Russian President Vladimir Putin asked government officials not to take the traditional long vacation for New Year and Christmas, due to the country's economic situation. Cabinet ministers are particularly expected to be back at work earlier than usual.

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