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MSK – Moscow Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: MCK – Moscow Time

Time zone map of MSK
Currently observing MSK.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +3:00).
Currently observing MSK – Moscow Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as MSK (UTC +3:00) but different time zone name.

Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Europe, Asia.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use MSD (Moscow Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +0300

An email sent from someone in the Moscow Standard Time (MSK) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0300" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0300" does not have to be in Moscow Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is MSK observed?

Europe

Areas and locations in Russia using MSK all year

  • Adygea (includes Maykop)
  • Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • Astrakhan Oblast
  • Belgorod Oblast
  • Bryansk Oblast
  • Chechnya (includes Grozny)
  • Chuvashia (includes Cheboksary)
  • Dagestan (includes Makhachkala)
  • Ingushetia (includes Magas)
  • Ivanovo Oblast
  • Kabardino-Balkaria (includes Nalchik)
  • Kalmykia (includes Elista)
  • Kaluga Oblast
  • Karachay-Cherkessia (includes Cherkessk)
  • Karelia (includes Petrozavodsk)
  • Kirov Oblast
  • Komi Republic (includes Syktyvkar)
  • Kostroma Oblast
  • Krasnodar Krai
  • Kursk Oblast
  • Leningrad Oblast (includes Saint Petersburg)
  • Lipetsk Oblast
  • Mari El (includes Yoshkar-Ola)
  • Mordovia (includes Saransk)
  • Moscow Oblast (includes Moscow)
  • Murmansk Oblast
  • Nenets Auton. Okrug (includes Naryan-Mar)
  • Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
  • North Ossetia–Alania (includes Vladikavkaz)
  • Novgorod Oblast (includes Veliky Novgorod)
  • Oryol Oblast
  • Penza Oblast
  • Pskov Oblast
  • Rostov Oblast (includes Rostov-on-Don)
  • Ryazan Oblast
  • Saratov Oblast
  • Smolensk Oblast
  • Stavropol Krai
  • Tambov Oblast
  • Tatarstan (includes Kazan)
  • Tula Oblast
  • Tver Oblast
  • Ulyanovsk Oblast
  • Vladimir Oblast
  • Volgograd Oblast
  • Vologda Oblast
  • Voronezh Oblast
  • Yaroslavl Oblast

Areas of Ukraine using MSK all year

  • Crimea

Areas of Georgia using MSK all year

  • Abkhazia
  • South Ossetia
This time zone is no longer in use, but some locations may observe the same UTC offset (local time) under a different name.

MSK time now

1:25:11PM

Friday, December 19, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +3:00
  • 8 hours ahead of New York

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