[tz] Issues about parts of Europe/Moscow in 1981/1982

Alois Treindl alois at astro.ch
Tue Feb 15 18:39:56 UTC 2022

I have the impression that some of the comments in the Russia section in 
file 'europe' have not been followed through in the actual zone tables.

I refer to the lines beginning here

# From Stepan Golosunov (2016-03-07):
# 11. Regions-violators, 1981-1982.
# Wikipedia refers to
# http://besp.narod.ru/nauka_1981_3.htm

... until
# 12. Udmurtia

Also the Russian wikipedia page

contains the sentence (in Google translation)

> In the autumn of 1981, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, 
> Vladimir, Ryazan, Lipetsk, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and 
> regions to the east of those named (about 30 in total) parted ways 
> with Moscow time.However, the convenience of common time with Moscow 
> turned out to be decisive - in 1982, these regions again switched to 
> Moscow time.

Shanks International atlas has similar information, and also the Russian 
Zaitsev A., Kutalev D. A new astrologer's reference book. Coordinates of 
cities and time corrections, - The World of Urania, 2012
Russian: Зайцев А., Куталёв Д., Новый справочник астролога. Координаты 
городов и временные поправки

To me it seems that an extra zone is needed, which starts with LMT util 
1919, later follows Moscow since 1930, but deviates from it between 1 
October 1981 until 1 April 1982.

I suggest to call this zone Europe/Yaroslavl, because Yaroslavl with a 
population of 608'000 seems to be largest city in the deviating area.

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