[tz] Belarus is listed in MSK timezone

Dzmitry Kazimirchyk dkazimirchyk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:46:58 UTC 2015

I am in Belarus and I have recently noticed that my local timezone is 
displayed as MSK (Moscow Time) instead of FET (Further Eastearn European 

Belarus has not made any changes to its timezone (daylight saving) 
policies recently, so I guess the reasoning behind this is that Russia 
have changed its time effectively putting its internal MSK timezone into 
the same time Belarus already had. However this doesn't cancel out the 
fact that Belarus is an independent country and it is very strange for a 
country to be listed under an internal timezone of some other country...

Could anyone please shed some light on the reasoning behind putting 
Belarus into MSK timezone and if we can get our FET timezone back or at 
least have MSK changed to something neutral.

Best regards,
Dzmitry Kazimirchyk

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