Russian time zone issue reported

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at
Tue May 25 16:10:46 UTC 2010

> "Europe/Samara is now exactly equal Europe/Moscow, Asia/Kamchatka is Asia/Magadan."

Which is not to say that Europe/Samara and Asia/Kamchatka will disappear as time zones--both for the benefit of folks who have their time zone environment variables set to those values and to ensure that lookups of past times in Samara and Kamchatka yield correct results.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Lasker [mailto:gary.lasker at] 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 10:25
To: tz at; Gary Lasker; martin.pitt at
Subject: Russian time zone issue reported


I've been getting started maintaining tzdata for Ubuntu, and I wanted to
check in with the list regarding an issue reported by an Ubuntu user in
the following bug report (please refer to comment #16 posted by Guria:

The comment from Guria is as follows:

"Just looked at timezones more precisely. Unfortunately changes are
wrong. In changed tz's was set only summer time, but winter time stays
unchanged. This timezones doesn't exists already in fact. Europe/Samara
is now exactly equal Europe/Moscow, Asia/Kamchatka is Asia/Magadan.
Follow next link for details:
Also, please don't forget to provide this info to upstream or other

I'd appreciate it very much if somebody could review this statement to
determine what, if any, action may be required.

Thank you very much and please email me if there's anything further I
can provide.  I'll be following responses on-list.

Thanks again and best regards,
Gary Lasker

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