Standard Time in the Ussr

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Standard Time in the Ussr

 

The standard time in the USSR is set one hour ahead of the zone time. It was instituted by a decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of June 16, 1930, for the more efficient use of daylight hours and the redistribution of electric power in production and the home. Standard time in the second time zone, in which Moscow is located, is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and is called Moscow Time.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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