Moscow – Russia is doing away with daylight saving time, keeping the clocks unchanged starting this year, with President Dmitry Medvedev telling the Interfax news agency on Tuesday that the time adjustment put strain on the organism and caused stress.
‘Besides, it will allow us to have more daylight,’ he said.
Like many other countries, Russia had previously set its clocks back by one hour in October and forward by one hour in March. Medvedev had proposed getting rid of daylight saving time in late 2009 and instructed the Economy Ministry to explore the idea.
Last year, Russia had already lowered the number of time zones across its territory from 11 to nine to allow for better administration. Experts have suggested segmenting the country – the world’s largest – into only four time zones.
(Source: M & C)