[tz] Asia/Tomsk

Stepan Golosunov stepan at golosunov.pp.ru
Fri Jun 3 06:30:28 UTC 2016

03.06.2016 в 12:05:40 +0700 Victor Sudakov написал:
> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > On 06/02/2016 01:11 AM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > > Sources like the ones below are not good enough?
> > 
> > No, not at all. The Wikipedia page is derived from tzdata, and is not a 
> > reliable source is its own right. The other sources are not 
> > English-language.
> Windows uses abbreviations like RTZ6 for Russian timezones. Is
> Microsoft a reliable independent English-language source in your
> opinion?
> Maybe tzdata should adopt those abbreviations, they look fine to me at
> first glance, at least much better than pure numerics.

The number in RTZ6 is just an ordinal number of time zone as listed in
the law.  And these numbers were changed in 2014 (RTZ5 became RTZ6
while RTZ1 remained RTZ1).  And before 2011 there were time belts,
which were numbered according to their UTC offsets (0 to 23 starting
with the Greenwich meridian according to 1919 decree).  Except since
1930 one had to add extra hour to that number for the decree time.
And many regions were officially in one time belt but were using time
from another.

AFAIK, time zones in Russia do not have names (except for Moscow
time).  Everyone is referring to them by whatever representative
location he chooses.  (Moscow time is currently defined in the law as
the "time of the time zone where Moscow is located".)

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