Russian time zones: (painfully slow) progress report

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at
Sun Oct 2 17:05:23 UTC 2011

For Omsk Time (MSK+3) there is an additional issue with the two Altais.
1993-05-23 Novosibirsk Oblast - Asia/Novosibirsk
1995-05-28 Altai Krai and Altai Republic - Asia/Omsk
2002-05-01 Tomsk Oblast - Asia/Novosibirsk
2010-03-28 Kemerovo Oblast - Asia/Novokuznetsk

with broken sources.

If the Altais joined independent from the others that
would mean creating Asia/Barnaul as I did suggest

The current tzdata has discontinuous zones because the Altais are
included with Omsk, while Novosibirsk which lies between Omsk and the
Altais is given as having joined Omsk later.

Maybe people who can write Russian easily can do some googling for
time changes in the two Altais, in Tomsk and in Novosibirsk,
especially when did they join Omsk Time and provide the sources here.


Tobias Conradi
Rheinsberger Str. 18
10115 Berlin

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