Information wanted #1: time zone names in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Tue Sep 27 08:38:50 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 10:29 AM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Arthur David Olson wrote:
>> I'm asking for information to use in specifying time zone abbreviations for
>> Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.
> Time terms in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine are regulated with GOST 8.567-99
> which was taked in use in Belarus since 2001:

This standard only regulates the terms used in 
time measurement per se, and so doesn't include 
a nomenclature on local timezones' naming.

I'd say that the cited request asks for 
something that simply isn't there, and never was.
In Soviet times, in local use, there never were 
any abbreviatures at all, let alone foreign. 
There was "Moscow time" and other zonal "times", 
which were standardised to their international 
timezones (2..13 of 0..23) plus "decreed" 1 hour 
(likewise in astronomical and similar uses). 
And, obviously, nobody bothered with invention 
of abbreviatures after 1991, either in Russia, 
or in Belarus, or in Ukraine.


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