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Two thirds of Russian employers will not give holiday bonuses — twice as many as last year

Source: RBC

Roughly two-thirds (63 percent) of Russian employers are not planning to issue holiday bonuses to their employees this year, Russian news agency RBC reported on Tuesday, citing a recent survey conducted by Russian employment agencies. The pollsters spoke to 1,100 employers throughout Russia in September.

37 percent of employers polled said they will give holiday bonuses to their employees. 21 percent will issue the payments to all of their employees, while 16 percent will only reward some employees.

According to the report, in 2021, only 35 percent of employees did not plan to issue holiday bonuses to employees. “According to our research, this year, fewer employers plan to issue [holiday] payments to their employees because many are facing [...] budget cuts in 2022,” said Alexander Veterkov, the deputy general director of, one of the companies that conducted the poll.

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