[tz] Time zones in the news

Alexander Bokovoy abokovoy at redhat.com
Tue Apr 1 06:02:41 UTC 2014

On Mon, 31 Mar 2014, Paul Eggert wrote:
>Thanks, that refers to an older article I hadn't seen, with the 
>following gem about Medvedev's 2011 change to Russia's timekeeping:
>"To reflect Medvedev time, Muscovites had to set their smartphones to 
>Baku or Yerevan time zones — a politically uncomfortable gesture for 
>The source for that quote:
>Gessen M. Will Russia Turn Back the Clock? New York Times 2012-10-01.

A popular way to solve it was to actually set Dubai time zone (GST),
even reflected in the Russian version of Wikipedia's article "Daylight Saving Time"

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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