Putin proposed cutting off the New Year's holidays, normally celebrated Jan. 1-10, at Jan. 7, when Russians celebrate Christmas, RIA Novosti reported.
Putin said long New Year's holidays are tough on people's health, ITAR-Tass reported.
"Our holidays are long and all these prolonged Christmas holidays can be limited and end let's say on Jan. 7 -- Christmas. And all the leftover days could be stored and used in let's say May, it is what is wanted by people," he said.
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