Russian time zones: (painfully slow) progress report
yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 06:58:09 UTC 2011
On 10/02/2011 04:55 AM, Arthur David Olson wrote:
> Sanjeev Gupta provided this link...
> ...to Russian Government Decree #23 of 1992-01-08;
> eight ".png" scan files are available.
> 1992 Decree sections have bold headings; the headings include (in sequence):
> "2-M 3-M"
Those are the ordinals in the instrumental case
(in which the "-m" corresponds to the "-th").
The ordinals pertain to the actual demarkation
of the international timezones (/chasovyye
poyasa/, numbered 0..23) on the territory of
Russia. The bold headings mean "the border
between the Mth and Nth timezone".
BTW, the document only notes the possibility,
but doesn't explicitly refer to the then actual
(Soviet) practice for the large territories to
observe the zonal time of the neighbouring timezone.
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