Note: Only some parts of Russia used DST in 1916.
Forward 1 hour
Apr 30, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 30, 1916, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, May 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on May 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 1, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 1:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
When Does DST Start and End in Russia?
DST First Introduced in 1917
The Soviet Union first experimented with DST in 1917, when clocks were turned forward by 1 hour. The measure was repealed only months later and, although the country's time zones underwent a number of changes in the years that followed, there was no official DST clock change from 1918 to 1980.
The USSR reintroduced DST in 1981. From 1984, the country changed its clocks simultaneously with most European countries. 2011 saw the nationwide introduction of year-round DST, ending a period of annual clock changes that had lasted for 3 decades. Following another law change in 2014, Russian clocks were turned back by 1 hour to today's all-year standard time.