Russian Time Change

Alexander Krivenyshev worldtimezone at
Mon May 9 21:19:57 UTC 2011

Wong Ren <Ren.Wong <at>> writes:

> Reference : From: Arthur David Olson <olsona <at>>Subject: proposeed
>  time zone package changes--
Chile/Russia/Irkutsk/Buryatia/MoroccoNewsgroups: gmane.comp.time.tzDate: 2011-
03-30 14:02:39 GMT (5 weeks, 1 day, 2 hours and 3 minutes ago)
> Hi,
> First of all, I have noticed that the proposed time change for Russia has not 
been applied to tzdata.  Could you tell me when will this be done?
> Second,  this staying DST change  is  a bit confusing for me.    Should it be 
that Russia will return to Russian Standard Time and will increase time zone 
offset by one ?    But from the proposed change, the offset is not 
change.     Am
>  I missing something here?.  
> Lastly, I have seen the term of UTC+2 and UTC+2+1.  For UTC+2+1, is it 
referring to time zone offset plus 2 with DST forward by one?
> Your help is appreciated.
> Regards,
> Ren Wong

as of now, State Duma web site shows that current Bill 509727-5
has pass on first reading (on April 19, 2011) and amendments to the bill will 
be accepted within fifteen days ... 
(However there are lots of holidays in Russia between May 1 and today- May 9- 
Victory Day)

State Duma  will finalize the bill after amendments for approval on second 

Alexander Krivenyshev

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