Two time zones may disappear in Russia from March 28
MOSCOW, 17 Mar RIA Novosti. Two time zones may disappear in Russia since March 28, when the country will be switching to summer time: the Ministry of industry and trade approved the application of the parliaments of the Samara region and Udmurtia (an hour ahead of Moscow), Chukotka and Kamchatka (plus nine hours) and prepared the corresponding decrees of the RF government, in which the first two regions will move to Moscow time, and the last to Magadan.Medvedev proposes to consider the possibility of reducing the number of time zones in Russia(59 sec./4.42 Mb)To reduce pierdavide video blogThus, in Russia's nine time zones.In November last year, the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, during his annual address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation proposed to discuss the feasibility of the DST and to consider the possibility of reducing the number of time zones.In the regulations prepared by the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation and published on the Ministry's website says about the transition to the new time already since March 28, 2010, 02.00 while under current local time. At this point all over Russia will be daylight savings time - clocks will be translated on an hour forward. In the four mentioned regions in case of signing of the decrees of the watch will not move, which moves these regions in adjacent time zones.Currently in Russia's 11 time zones, from Kaliningrad, behind Moscow time on the hour, to Kamchatka. Time zone, outrunning Moscow for one hour, consists only of Udmurtia and the Samara region, and the Eastern time zone - only from Chukotka and Kamchatka.In case of signing of the decrees of these two zones will disappear, thus there will be a two hour gap between adjacent zones, living in Moscow and Yekaterinburg time. And the difference between the Western (Kaliningrad) and the East (Magadan) time will be reduced to nine hours. Accordingly, for example, the first meeting of the New year wouldn't be the usual 15: 00 Moscow time (when "in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky midnight"), and at 14.00 GMT.The explanatory notes to resolutions for all four subjects of the Russian Federation stated that, according to opinion polls, the majority of the population of these regions is positive to the change time zone. About Chukotka and Kamchatka also States that "these proposals are aimed at reducing the time difference between Moscow and the subjects of the Russian Federation".On the same day, March 28, change time zone, another region - Kemerovo region, which will be one hour closer to Moscow and the last of regions of Western Siberia will pass in time zone, outrunning the capital for three hours. The resolution of Kuzbass was signed in September 2009.RIA Novosti.