[tz] Astrakhan region got approval to change its time zone

Alexander Krivenyshev wtz at worldtimezone.com
Fri Feb 12 23:11:11 UTC 2016

Paul Eggert <eggert <at> cs.ucla.edu> writes:


> On 02/12/2016 11:29 AM, Alexander Krivenyshev wrote:

> > 

> > $File/91250509-91280822.pdf

> Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like we'll need a new zone 

> Europe/Astrakhan, split off from the existing Europe/Volgograd. Will the 

> new zone will switch from UTC+3 on 2016-03-27 at 02:00, to UTC+4? This 

> detail is not in the above URL.


> In the tz database, rather than give the new zone an invented 

> abbreviation like "ASTT" that does not correspond to existing practice, 

> I'd like to get out of the name-inventing business and just use "+04".



Yes, the switch will take into effect at 02:00am on 2016-03-27

Here is the link to the bill for the third reading- Project № 862646-6 

(the Health Protection Committee of the State Duma)


Google translation of the above document:

Article 1

Write in part 1 of Article 5 of the Federal Law of June 3, 2011 № 107-
FZ "On the Calculation of Time" (Collection of legislation of the Russian 
Federation, 2011, № 23, Article 3247;. In 2014, № 30, Article 4249;. 2016

Number 1, Art. 73) the following changes:

1) In paragraph 2, the words "Astrakhan region," shall be deleted;

2) Paragraph 3 after the words "Udmurtia" the words", the Astrakhan region."

Article 2

This Federal Law shall enter into force on 27 March 2016 at 2 o'clock 00 

Alexander Krivenyshev


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