Russia Changes Time Zone in Astrakhan
Russia will change the time zone of Astrakhan Oblast. Clocks there will be turned forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am) on March 27, 2016.
New Time Zone Name
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law changing the time zone in Astrakhan Oblast on February 15, 2016.
The change moves Astrakhan from Moscow Standard Time (MST) to MSK +1.
Change in Zabaykalsky Krai
Proposed Time Zone Changes
There are several more regions in Russia that have submitted draft bills proposing changes to their time zones. These proposals still need to go through the stages of the legislative process.
It is uncertain if and when the time zones will be changed:
- Sakhalin Oblast, UTC +10 to UTC +11
- Ulyanovsk Oblast, UTC +3 to UTC +4
- Altai Republic, UTC +6 to UTC +7
- Altai Krai, UTC +6 to UTC +7
- Magadan Oblast, UTC +10 to UTC +11