Sunday, March 27, 2011

Russia Cancels Winter Time for the time being

Today, March 27th, the Moscow Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower clock will be set forward one hour. It's the start of summer time in Europe, so not much of a surprise. 

Except that it looks like this is the last time Russia will put the clocks forward for a while.  The transition to daylight saving time (DTS) was established in 1981 in an attempt to reduce energy consumption. According to the Voice of Russia, in February this year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made the final decision to abolish the seasonal clock change, referring to the scientists who believe that such a transition may be harmful for people’s health. 

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