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

Alexander Bokovoy abokovoy at
Tue Sep 27 08:59:29 UTC 2011

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Yury Tarasievich wrote:
> 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.
Correct. That's why I asked additional information from BelGIM 
specialists who also members of the mentioned interdisciplinary 

Unless they have something specific in mind we are more or less free 
to select the time zone name...
> 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.
Right and except for tzdata's provided abbrevations there were no 
activities to invent anything beyond separate and narrowly used 

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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