Russian cities

Oscar van Vlijmen o.van.vlijmen at
Thu Jun 14 10:17:00 UTC 2001

Republic of Sakha, formerly Yakutiya, has 33 administrative regions and
seems to span 3 time zones.

* Basic facts: (there is
also an English page).
* Big maps of Sakha with the 33 regions:
* Mentioning of 3 time zones:
(University of Groningen, Netherlands)
("The republic has three time zones.")
And several other pages, inclusing most maps Gwillim Law refers to, e.g. the
map of and "USSR: Time Zones" Oct. 1982.

But which ulusy (regions) of Sakha are in which time zone?

Looking at maps it could be deduced that western cities like Mirny, Tiksi,
Yakutsk are in Moscow+6, Verkhoyansk is in Moscow+7, and at any rate the
eastern cities with airports (Cherskij, Zyryanka) are in Moscow+8.
I would speculate that the regions with Chokurdakh, Belaya Gora, Khonuu,
Ust'-Nera, Cherskij, Srednekolymsk, Zyryanka are all in Moscow+8. Which
regions are in Moscow+7 cannot be deduced easily.

Could give an answer? Is this a reliable
source of time information? They think they are:
"World Time Server provides the most accurate current local times of any
world clock on the Internet. It makes real time adjustments for Daylight
Saving Time. No matter what time zone a country or city is located in, this
site is your best resource for determining any time, anywhere."

Oscar van Vlijmen

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