Maternity leave.

Paid maternity leave starts to accrue no later than 70 calendar days prior to a birth, and continues to accrue for an additional 70 calendar days thereafter. Paid maternity leave is provided for a longer period in the event of complications while giving birth or in cases of multiple births. A child's parent or a guardian, who actually takes care of the child, is entitled to partially paid childcare leave until the child is three years old. Maternity leave compensation is funded by the Russian State Social Insurance Fund.

The employee retains the right to return to his/her job during the entire period of paid/unpaid leave, and the full leave period is included when calculating the employee's length of service.