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    Soviet Calendar

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_calendar

    Does anybody know what the name of the days were in the Five or Six day week, or were they just the same as the normal names.
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    Пятидневка
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    These words still exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    Пятидневка
    Шестидневка
    These words still exist.
    I think these refer to the overall artificial week, though, and not individual days. I think, judging by the article, the names of the days stayed the same -- they just changed the days that a person would actually work. So you TATY, maybe would have worked Sunday through Thursday, leaving пятница и суббота как твои выходные дни. Или я -- не прав?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    Пятидневка
    Шестидневка
    These words still exist.
    I think these refer to the overall artificial week, though, and not individual days.
    Yes. It means how many days per week you should work. For example, there was "шестидневка" in my school and University. We had only one day off (Sunday).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    Пятидневка
    Шестидневка
    These words still exist.
    I think these refer to the overall artificial week, though, and not individual days. I think, judging by the article, the names of the days stayed the same -- they just changed the days that a person would actually work. So you TATY, maybe would have worked Sunday through Thursday, leaving пятница и суббота как твои выходные дни. Или я -- не прав?
    The individual days were called just "первый день шестидневки", "второй день шестидневки", etc. (No traditional names at all!)
    You can even see the text "Двадцать первый год Социалистической Революции, 1937, декабрь 12, шестой день шестидневки: день выборов в Верховный Совет СССР" at the illustration in the Wikipedia article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by flowforever
    Пятидневка
    Шестидневка
    These words still exist.
    I think these refer to the overall artificial week, though, and not individual days. I think, judging by the article, the names of the days stayed the same -- they just changed the days that a person would actually work. So you TATY, maybe would have worked Sunday through Thursday, leaving пятница и суббота как твои выходные дни. Или я -- не прав?
    No, I think the weeks were 5 days long.

    So like each month had 30 days, so each month consisted of exactly 6 weeks.
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