[tz] Please Don't Feed the Trolls (was Kyiv not Kiev)

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Wed Jun 29 09:31:58 UTC 2022

On 29/06/2022 09:55, Petro Ord via tz wrote:
> The Crimea time zone was rather quickly updated and added to the
> upcoming release in 2014, especially considering that Crimea is
> internationally recognized as being part of Ukraine.
> I don't think it was guided by the Theory file.

Time zones are added/updated for pragmatic reasons to reflect the 
history of actual wall clock time in a particular region, not for 
idealogical reasons.  See these comments in the "europe" file for 

# From Alexander Krivenyshev (2014-03-17):
# time change at 2:00 (2am) on March 30, 2014
# https://vz.ru/news/2014/3/17/677464.html
# From Paul Eggert (2014-03-30):
# Simferopol and Sevastopol reportedly changed their central town clocks
# late the previous day, but this appears to have been ceremonial
# and the discrepancies are small enough to not worry about.

And from the Theory file:

| Most timezones correspond to a notable location and the database
| records all known clock transitions for that location; some
| timezones correspond instead to a fixed UTC offset.

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