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Russia can translate into the Julian calendar

January 11 2006

Fraction "Motherland" has developed a draft law according to which Russia can be introduced Julian calendar. The State Duma may consider the bill soon.

"We offer to return the Julian calendar in our country since January 1, 2007" - added faction chairman Sergei Baburin. "According to members of the faction, Christmas should be preceded by the celebration of New Year, but not vice versa" - he said.

Russia is now living in the Gregorian calendar, but until 1918 era in the country was carried out according to the Julian. Time difference between the two calendars was 13 days, ITAR-TASS

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