[tz] Russian Legislation Status

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Mar 3 16:51:16 UTC 2016

Thanks for the heads-up.

On 03/02/2016 04:40 PM, Matt Johnson wrote:
> Transbaikal and Astrakhan have both been signed into law by the president and published.
> Sakhalin, Ulyanovsk, Altai Republic, and Altai Krai have all been approved by both legislative bodies, and are awaiting signature by the president.

We have all the above in our current experimental version on GitHub 

> Magadan has no approvals yet.  It is on the agenda for discussion for March 15th, per the meeting notices published athttp://asozd2.duma.gov.ru   It seems unlikely to me that it will pass with a March 27th effective date as currently written, but that's just my opinion.

It is a dicey situation. Also, suppose President Putin rejects the bills 
for Sakhalin etc.? Suppose they languish on his desk until late this 
month? It's not realistic to expect all the systems in the world to 
update their time zone tables on such short notice.

Does anyone on this list know President Putin well enough to bring the 
matter up? :-)

> Another two bills were found for the Tomsk region.  One has a date of March 8th, the other has a date of May 29th.  I'm not quite sure of the difference between the two, but neither have approvals yet or are on the agenda.

These don't seem likely, but one never knows....

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