Russia May Discontinue DST in 2009- new draft proposal introduced.
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Sat Jul 26 15:52:29 UTC 2008
A draft proposal of a new federal law to regulate time calculation within the
territory of the Russian Federation has been offered by Sergei Mironov, a
member of the Federal Council.
Proposed at the legislative level, the draft seeks to determine the order of
time calculation, under which the territory of the Russian Federation, during
the entire calendar year is set to Standard Time plus 1 hour (current Decree
time), without any additional time change (eliminating Daylight Saving
If approved this would take effect January 1, 2009.
A current draft in Russian is available at the following URL:
An English translation by Alexander Krivenyshev (edited by Michael Cofield) is
available at Worldtimezone.com at the following URL:
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