Russian time zones: (painfully slow) progress report

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Sun Oct 2 06:58:09 UTC 2011

On 10/02/2011 04:55 AM, Arthur David Olson wrote:
> Sanjeev Gupta provided this link...
> 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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