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

Moore, Martin (HAS BCS) martin.moore at
Tue Sep 27 12:27:16 UTC 2011

Is there a reason not to name the new zone(s) for the country or countries in which they apply?  Either:

1. "Ukraine-Belarus Time" (UBT or UBST) in both countries, or the other way around with Belarus first.


2. "Ukraine Standard Time" (UST) in Ukraine and "Belarus Standard Time" (BST) in Belarus.

There would appear to be no problem with having multiple names for the same offset; UTC+3 already has at least two other designations in the database, for Arabia (AST) and East Africa (EAT).


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