Social Workers’ Day in Russia Date in the current year: June 8, 2024

Social Workers’ Day in Russia Russian social workers celebrate their professional holiday annually on June 8. Social Workers’ Day was established by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on October 27, 2000.

The date of Social Workers’ Day was not chosen randomly. There is historical background for the celebration of this holiday on June 8. On June 8, 1701 Russian Emperor Peter the Great issued a decree On determination of poor, sick and elderly in responsibility of the Holy Patriarch. According to this decree, each almshouse should have one healthy person caring for ten elderly. Those people became the forerunners of modern social workers in Russia.

Social protection ensures that everyone is provided with guaranteed minimum of adequate living conditions enough for activity and existence. Social workers can be employed by public and governmental organizations. Russian social workers who have been working for at least 15 years in this field may be awarded the title Honored Worker of Social Protection of the Russian Federation.

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