Eastern European Summer Time

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Time zones of Europe in relation to UTC:
blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
Western European Summer Time (UTC+1)
light blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
red Central European Time (UTC+1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
yellow Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
orange Kaliningrad Time (UTC+3)
green Moscow Time (UTC+4)
Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time.

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone. This zone is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European, North African, and Middle Eastern countries. During the winter, the Eastern European Time (UTC+2) is used.

Usage[change | change source]

The following countries and territories use Eastern European Summer Time during the summer:

  • Belarus, in years 1981-89 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1991
  • Bulgaria, regularly since 1979
  • Cyprus, regularly since 1979
  • Egypt, regularly before 1970
  • Estonia, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989
  • Finland, regularly since 1981
  • Greece, regularly since 1975
  • Israel, regularly since 1948
  • Jordan, since 1985
  • Latvia, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989
  • Lebanon, since 1984
  • Lithuania, in years 1981-88 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1989, in years 1998 was changed to Central European Summer Time, but returned to EEST since 2003
  • Moldova, in years 1981-89 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1991
  • Romania, regularly since 1979
  • Russia (Kaliningrad), in years 1981-90 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1991
  • Syria, since 1983
  • Turkey, in years 1970-78 EEST, in years 1979-83 as in Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1985
  • Ukraine, in years 1981-89 Moscow Summer Time, regularly EEST since 1992

In 1991 EEST was used also in Moscow and Samara time zones of Russia.