Russia May Discontinue DST in 2009- new draft proposal introduced.

Alexander Krivenyshev worldtimezone at
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 
Time/Summer Time).  

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 at the following URL:

Alexander Krivenyshev,
New York, NY

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