Social Worker's Day in Russia Date in the current year: June 8, 2016

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

The date of Social Worker's Day was not chosen randomly. There is a historical background for celebration of this holiday on June 8. On June 8, 1701 the Emperor of Russia 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 occupied in public and governmental organizations. Russian social workers who has been working for at least 15 years in this field, may be awarded title Honored Worker of Social Protection of the Russian Federation.

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