Time, Calendars, and Seasons

Time Zones

Why is Russia always one hour ahead

In an effort to take advantage of the limited amount of light available in winter months, each of Russia’s time zones are one hour ahead of the standard time for those zones. Russia also follows Daylight Saving Time and adds an additional hour during spring and summer months.


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