Time in Russia

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Time zones of Russia.

Russia currently has eleven time zones:

Time zone name UTC offset MSKoffset Area covered Population
Kaliningrad Time UTC+02 MSK–1 Kaliningrad Oblast 969,000
Moscow Time UTC+03 MSK Most of European Russia (excluding federal subjects in UTC+02, UTC+04 and UTC+05 time zones) 89,282,000
Samara Time UTC+04 MSK+1 Astrakhan OblastSamara OblastSaratov OblastUdmurtia and Ulyanovsk Oblast 9,507,000
Yekaterinburg Time UTC+05 MSK+2 BashkortostanChelyabinsk OblastKhanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug,Kurgan OblastOrenburg OblastPerm KraiSverdlovsk OblastTyumen Oblast and Yamalia 20,986,000
Omsk Time UTC+06 MSK+3 Omsk Oblast 1,978,000
Krasnoyarsk Time UTC+07 MSK+4 Altai KraiAltai RepublicKemerovo OblastKhakassiaKrasnoyarsk Krai,Novosibirsk OblastTomsk Oblast and Tuva 12,854,000
Irkutsk Time UTC+08 MSK+5 Irkutsk Oblast and Buryatia 3,393,000
Yakutsk Time UTC+09 MSK+6 Amur OblastZabaykalsky Krai and most of the Sakha Republic (excluding districts in UTC+10 and UTC+11 time zones) 2,794,000
Vladivostok Time UTC+10 MSK+7 Jewish Autonomous OblastKhabarovsk KraiPrimorsky Krai, and theOymyakonskyUst-Yansky and Verkhoyansky districts of the Sakha Republic 3,471,000
Magadan Time UTC+11 MSK+8 Magadan OblastSakhalin Oblast, and the AbyyskyAllaikhovskyMomsky,NizhnekolymskySrednekolymsky and Verkhnekolymsky districts of the Sakha Republic 665,000
Kamchatka Time UTC+12 MSK+9 Chukotka and Kamchatka Krai 368,000

Daylight saving time (DST) is no longer observed in Russia but it was used from when it was part of the Soviet Union until 2011, then President Dmitry Medvedev announced on February 8, 2011, that summer time will be used all year, leaving Moscow Time on UTC+4 year round.[1]

On 22 July 2014, Another bill was re-introduced, forcing all Russian time zones to move an hour back, and Moscow Time is now on UTC+3. However, the

More time changes occurred in 2016. On March 27, several times were changed:

  • Astrakhan and Ulyanovsk oblasts moved forward one hour from UTC+03:00 to UTC+04:00 (from Moscow to Samara time)
  • Altai Krai and Altai Republic moved forward one hour from UTC+06:00 to UTC+07:00 (from Omsk to Krasnoyarsk time)
  • Zabaykalsky Krai moved forward one hour from UTC+08:00 to UTC+09:00 (from Irkutsk to Yakutsk time)
  • Sakhalin Oblast moved forward one hour from UTC+10:00 to UTC+11:00 (from Vladivostok to Srednekolymsk time), except Severo-Kurilsky District, which was already in UTC+11:00 (Srednekolymsk Time)

On April 24, another time zone was changed:

  • Magadan Oblast moved forward one hour from UTC+10:00 to UTC+11:00 (from Vladivostok to Srednekolymsk time)

On July 24, another time zone was changed:

  • Novosibirsk Oblast moved forward one hour from UTC+06:00 to UTC+07:00 (from Omsk to Krasnoyarsk time)

And, on December 4, another time zone was changed:

  • Saratov Oblast moved forward one hour from UTC+03:00 to UTC+04:00 (from Moscow to Samara time)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Russia Abolishes Winter Time". Time and Date. February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011.