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Russia Changes Time Zone in Magadan

Russia will change the time zone in Magadan Oblast. Clocks there will be turned forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am) local time on April 24, 2016.

Magadan beach in eastern Russia.

Beach in Magadan, eastern Russia.


On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the federal law authorizing the change. It will affect Magadan Oblast in eastern Russia, including the city Evensk and the Oblast's administrative center Magadan.

One Hour Forward

The UTC offset in Magadan Oblast will go from UTC+10 to UTC+11, giving it the same time as the Russian cities Srednekolymsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Other New Time Zones

Magadan's new time zone is the latest of 7 time zone changes in Russia this year:

  • Magadan Oblast, e.g. Magadan, UTC+10 to UTC+11
  • Sakhalin Oblast, e.g. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, UTC+10 to UTC+11
  • Zabaykalsky Krai, e.g. Chita, UTC+8 to UTC+9
  • Altai Republic, e.g. Gorno-Altaysk, UTC+6 to UTC+7
  • Altai Krai, e.g. Barnaul, UTC+6 to UTC+7
  • Ulyanovsk Oblast, e.g. Ulyanovsk, UTC+3 to UTC+4
  • Astrakhan Oblast, e.g. Astrakhan, UTC +3 to UTC +4

Historic Changes

Russia has a history of time zone changes. In 2014, the country added 2 time zones and stopped using permanent Daylight Saving Time (DST).