FW: Belarus abolishes DST

Alexander Bokovoy abokovoy at redhat.com
Sat Sep 17 18:21:37 UTC 2011

On Sat, 17 Sep 2011, Tim Parenti wrote:
> For the same reason the "KALT" designation was created for Kaliningrad
> (because +03:00 is not generally equivalent to EET), we should probably use
> something like "MINT" (or alternatively, since Belarus currently has only
> one zone, "BYT").
> Also, I feel it might be more logical to effect this change on the date of
> the last clock change, 27 March 2011.  Regardless of when the actual decrees
> were enacted, I doubt the average person in Belarus perceived any "change"
> in timekeeping on 15 September 2011.

We discussed this yesterday with Kirill Shutsemov as well and I also 
proposed BYT as zone's name. 

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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