Due to its vast territory, in 2009 a bill was proposed in Russia to reduce “what”, down from eleven?
In an address to the Federal Assembly on November 12, 2009, the president expressed the need to cut down time zones in Russia for economic efficiency. He also brought up the subject of daylight saving time (DST) in Russia.
In addition, a parliamentary member has introduced a draft law to get rid of daylight saving time. MP Vasily Zakharyashchev introduced the bill, known as “On the transition of Russia to Standard Time” in the State Duma on Friday, November 13, 2009. The bill aims to abolish daylight saving time in Russia.
Russia currently has 11 time zones ranging from its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad in Europe to Kamchatka in the Far East. The most recent change to Russia’s time zones will apply on March 28, 2010, when Russia’s Kemerovo region adopts its new time zone.