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Timezones in Russia

There are altogether 14 official timezones in Russia, but practically only 11 different times. Countries with a large distance from West to East are often devided into two or more timezones to adjust daytimes to the position of the sun. Timezones are always computed relatively to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated".

In Russia exists a time difference of up to 10 hours between the East and the West. Russia has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.


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Timezones by region

RegionUTCStandard timeDaylight saving time
Anadyr+12Anadyr Time (ANAT)discontinued 2010
Barnaul+7Novosibirsk Time (NOVT)discontinued 2010
Chita+9Yakutsk Time (YAKT)discontinued 2010
Irkutsk+8Irkutsk Time (IRKT)discontinued 2010
Kamchatka+12Kamchatka Time (PETT)discontinued 2010
Krasnoyarsk+7Krasnoyarsk Time (KRAT)discontinued 2010
Novosibirsk+7Novosibirsk Time (NOVT)discontinued 2010
Omsk+6Omsk Standard Time (OMST)discontinued 2010
Sakhalin+11Sakhalin Time (SAKT)discontinued 2010
Srednekolymsk+11Srednekolymsk Time (SRET)discontinued 2010
Tomsk+7Novosibirsk Time (NOVT)discontinued 2010
Vladivostok+10Vladivostok Time (VLAT)discontinued 2010
Yakutsk+9Yakutsk Time (YAKT)discontinued 2010
Yekaterinburg+5Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT)discontinued 2010
Astrakhan+4Samara Time (SAMT)discontinued 2010
Kaliningrad+2Eastern European Time (EET)discontinued 2010
Kirov+3Moscow Standard Time (MSK)discontinued 2010
Moscow+3Moscow Standard Time (MSK)discontinued 2010
Samara+4Samara Time (SAMT)discontinued 2010
Volgograd+3Moscow Standard Time (MSK)discontinued 2010

Timezones

No more daylight saving time in Russia

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

Due to its distance from the equator, the impact would be significant in Russia. Moscow is located 6,200 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 03:42 to 21:20, but from 04:42 to 22:20. Nevertheless, in 2010 it was decided to finally abandon daylight saving time in Russia.


Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Anadyr Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Barnaul Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Chita Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Irkutsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Kamchatka Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Krasnoyarsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Novosibirsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Omsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Sakhalin Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Srednekolymsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Tomsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Vladivostok Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Yakutsk Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Yekaterinburg Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Astrakhan Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Kaliningrad Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1916 until 10/31/2010.
In Kirov Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Moscow Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1917 until 10/31/2010.
In Samara Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.
In Volgograd Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2010.


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