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

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 13 01:07:10 UTC 2016

Are we to carry this convention into other zones, and if so, what will we do for half-hour or 45-minute zones?
How do you feel about the RTZ1, RTZ2, etc. convention?   Or the MSK+1, MSK+2, etc. convention that seems to actually be used in Russia?
> To: wtz at worldtimezone.com; tz at iana.org
> From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:53:56 -0800
> Subject: Re: [tz] Astrakhan region got approval to change its time zone
> On 02/12/2016 11:29 AM, Alexander Krivenyshev wrote:
> > http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/work/dz.nsf/ByID/DE3C735A7CF5622743257F56004250F4/
> > $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".
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