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1 September

1 - 31 January

17 academic weeks and 2 examination weeks

  • At the end of each semester (in January and June), students take their term exams in the subjectsthey have studied, in accordance with the curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
  • Most students have summer holidays during July and August. However, depending on the curriculum, students may have internships in this period.
  • Students do not study during official holidays.



1 February

1 - 30 June

18 academic weeks and 3 examination weeks

Official Holidays in the Russian Federation

January 1, 2

January 7

February 23

March 8

May 1

May 9

June 12

November 4

New Year

Orthodox Christmas

Defender of the Fatherland Day

International Women’s Day

Spring and Labor Day

Victory Day

Independence Day

Conciliation and Goodwill Day

When Saturday or Sunday coincides with the holiday, the day off is transferred to the next working day following it. For the rational use of weekends and holidays, according to the Government’s special decision, other transfers may take place: for example, if the holiday falls on Tuesday, then Monday is sometimes made a day off, and the previous Saturday is a working day. Also, the day off can be carried over to any other days of the year. The calendar changes are announced with a separate decree by the Government in the beginning of the calendar year.