[tz] Newly proposed 10 time zones in Russia - draft Federal Law 431985-6

Alexander Krivenyshev wtz at worldtimezone.com
Thu Jan 23 04:53:51 UTC 2014

Below is information concerning a DRAFT amendment (Russian Federal Law N 
431985-6) "On the calculation of time" which was recently introduced to 
Russian State Duma on January 20, 2014.

Original Draft Federal Law document as PDF at the Russian State Duma web 
(in Russian)

or our link (in Russian) at

An English translation of the newly proposed 10 time zones in Russia and
corresponding areas/cities/administrative centers in the Russian Federation
defined in the table  (translated and compiled by WorldTimeZone) at link:


The new proposal 431985-6 suggests moving the clock back one (1) hour for 
almost all regions (including Moscow). 
In some regions (Chita, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Sakha-Yakutia, Omsk, 
Birobidzhan, Orenburg, Perm, Ufa) the suggestion to turn clocks by two (2) 
hours back (-2 hours) would therefore force those regions to potentially 
change their time zones.

If approved, the new bill would take effect on October 26, 2014.

Alexander Krivenyshev

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