Russian presidential aide Igor Levitin suggested to postpone the beginning of the school year from 1 to 15 September. He said this at a meeting on the status and prospects of tourism development in the Voronezh region, RIA Novosti reported.
Levitin explained that it is important to increase the tourist flow. According to Interfax, Levitin cited the example of Western Europe, where the beginning of the school year in schools shifted on September 15-20, and proposed a change in law.
According to RIA Novosti, Levitin wants to bring this issue to the State Council . It is recommended to postpone the start of the school year, relevant departments of the Voronezh region. Local officials said that it is theoretically possible.
In December 2014 Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed to allow schools to determine the holidays. It was proposed to decide whether students have a rest on the classic graphics (after each quarter) or modules (a week off after every five weeks of training). In 2010, Gennady Onishchenko, who at the time served as the chief sanitary doctor of Russia, offered to postpone the beginning of school year at a later date. It was motivated by challenging environmental conditions because of wildfires. However, the school year began on 1 September.