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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Russia Moves to Winter Time Today - For Good
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Russia turned the clock back an hour at 2:00 Moscow time this morning, to winter time -- for good.

Some readers might think of Narnia, but what's happening is that the Russian government has decided to drop the semi-annual time changes and just stick with one permanent time.

Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) has a map of the Russian Federation showing the time zones with the new time:

Russia is a big country, with 11 time zones, so it takes some adjusting.  KP explains it (translation by The Interpreter):

In the majority of regions in the country, on 26 October at 2:00 am, the hands of the clocks will be turned back an hour. But not everyone will change over.
Samara Region and Udmurtiya will leave their clocks alone and as a result will now be in a new time zone, Moscow+1.

Kemerovo Region will also sleep soundly Sunday night, not changing anything in their chronometers; the region will move to another time zone, and the time there will henceforth be behind Moscow by 4 hours instead of 3 hours, as it is now.

Kamchatka Territory and Chukotka have the same story -- the arrows remain in place, and the regions make up a new time zone, Moscow+9 (for now the time remains 8 hours behind the capital).


The current local time in Moscow.

The current local time in Kiev.

The current time in all of Russia's time zones.