Russia Time Change Finalized
The Russian parliament has passed legislation to abolish the yearly switch between standard time and daylight saving time (DST). The bill entitled "On the Calculation of Time" was approved by the Duma on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The vote was a mere formality as Russian president Dmitry Medvedev had already proclaimed the end of "winter time" in February 2011.
Two hours ahead of the sun
Russia moved its clocks one hour forward to daylight saving time on March 27, 2011. According to the new legislation this is now the country's new standard time. As a result, all of Russia's nine time zones will be permanently two hours ahead of mean solar time, which corresponds to the position of the sun at a given longitude.
The cancellation of DST in Russia is part of a comprehensive time reform that has so far included abolishing two time zones. It is also expected that the Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk time zones will be merged in the near future. The time reform in Russia has had repercussions in several former republics of the Soviet Union: both the Ukraine and Belarus are currently considering abolishing DST.
- Israel to extend Daylight Saving Time again
- Morocco's 2013 Daylight Saving Time Schedule
- New Technology makes Time Travel possible
- Middle East DST Roundup - Syria and Lebanon announce Switch Dates
- West Bank and Gaza start Daylight Saving Time on March 29, 2013
- Haiti starts DST, will follow U.S. schedule in future
More about Daylight Saving Time
- Daylight Saving Time
- List of countries that observe Daylight Saving Time in 2013
- Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Clock Changes
- Daylight Savings Time vs Daylight Saving Time
- Spring Forward, Fall Back and Similar Expressions