[tz] re DST in Russia 2011

Hank W. hankw1 at austin.rr.com
Thu Jul 11 22:31:58 UTC 2013

Is that a rule of the Russian Federation only, or can we apply it to the Falkland Islands?

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From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Paul Eggert
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To: Alan Barrett
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Subject: Re: [tz] re DST in Russia 2011

On 07/07/2013 02:18 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> I don't know what should be the case, but currently the Russian time zones have isdst=0.

The usual practice has been to not set the DST flag for time offsets that are permanent, or are the least of multiple offsets are used in one or more years.
Some judgment is needed, as there's not always a sharp line between "permanent" and "temporary" (was the U.S.
on permanent DST from 1942 to 1945, or was that temporary?) but the current Russian situation seems relatively permanent, so the DST flag isn't set there.

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