[tz] Bill to return Russia 11 time zones

Alexander Krivenyshev wtz at worldtimezone.com
Tue Jul 1 23:41:30 UTC 2014

Paul Eggert <eggert <at> cs.ucla.edu> writes:

> Thanks for the heads-up.  So the Crimeans will change time zones twice 
> in the same year?  Probably the least of their worries....  Speaking of 
> which, we should move the entry for Europe/Simferopol closer to that for 
> Europe/Moscow, to simplify this sort of maintenance.
> It is amusing that all changes are supposed to happen at 02:00 Moscow 
> time.  So the folks in Vladivostok are supposed to move their clock 
> backs at 09:00 local time?
> The ITAR-TASS article is a little hazy on the details of the new time 
> zone boundaries.  Most of them seem to be the same as before.  Although 
> the article suggests that we may need to split a zone because of 
> Zabajkal'skij kraj, I'd like to see a copy of the actual legislation 
> before going that far.  I noodled around on the State Duma website 
> without finding the law; perhaps they're still working on publication. 
> In the meantime, I've attached a proposed patch (all in ASCII!  for 
> the parts of the change that seem reasonably clear.  I've pushed this to 
> the experimental repository on github.
> I also wonder whether neighboring countries will follow suit.  Belarus, 
> Armenia, and Azerbaijan, for example.

According to the news, this new bill will be considered in the Russian 
Federation Council in a week from today (on July 9, 2014) and then have to 
be signed by the President.

Text of the bill (in Russian) could be found on State Duma web site:

If approved, new changes will come into effect on October 26, 2014 at 
(newspaper put wrong statement "at 02:00 Moscow time")

Alexander Krivenyshev, WorldTimeZone.com

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