The decision of the residents of Crimea to convert in the summer of 2015
The Crimean Ministry of Information and Mass Communication has released the results of a sociological survey of the population conducted on the peninsula. During the event, authorities wanted to know how the Crimeans felt about moving the clocks during daylight saving time. It turned out that the residents of this region are not against this innovation at all.
The survey was conducted from 20 to 22 May 2014 in the Crimean Peninsula. Of the nearly 2,500 respondents, more than 73 percent believe that the return of seasonal migration will not and should not be of any benefit. However, 20 percent of respondents have the opposite opinion: they want to return to Russia as soon as possible. And only 5 percent answered vaguely or with the phrase “not important.”
Another question asked by sociologists is about the most suitable time zone for the Crimean peninsula. 75% of respondents answered that Moscow time would be right for them, and only 20% voted for Kyiv time. For other residents of the Republic of Crimea, this issue is not a matter of policy.
And really, what difference does it make what time zone you live in? The main thing is not to fight!
Based on these sociological surveys and the responses received from them, the Ministry of Information has sent a report to the State Council of the Republic of Crimea with recommendations on maintaining the former time zone in the region. The report further states that the idea of switching to daylight saving time in 2014 was not supported by the Crimeans.
On the night of 25-26 October, clocks across Russia were switched to constant wintertime. At 2.00 a.m. Moscow time, residents of the country moved the arrows back an hour. Time will not change after that. Owners of gadgets on the Android system may suffer because of the translation of the arrows. And brokers on the Moscow Exchange will be able to win, for whom it will be more convenient to trade securities.
On July 1, 2014, the continuous winter season returned to Russia. Then the State Duma amended the law “on time counting.” July 22 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s law.
By law, the country was supposed to switch to 2.00 a.m. Moscow time on October 26 during the winter. At the same time, there are no plans to change the clock in the future, and there will be no spring changes during the summer.
The number of time zones in Russia has also increased. Now they are not nine, but ten. This was done taking into account the estimated time zone of the Universal Time (UTC). The new time zone is one hour ahead of Moscow time and will cover the Republic of Udmurt and the Samara region. The time in the adjacent area cannot be more than one hour apart.
During the winter, devices running on the Android operating system may not work properly. A few days ago, Google said. The company says owners need to manually reset the watch. “Unfortunately, your Android will not be able to automatically reset the watch to the new time. And that could mean, for example, that your alarm clock will ring an hour later than it needs to. We know this could be inconvenient and we apologize, “the company said in a press release.
Google recommends caution in advance. “To prevent delays for your scheduled meetings and events, we recommend that you turn off the” Network Date and Time “and” Network Time Zone “functions in Settings and set the correct settings manually,” the press release said.
Moscow brokers operating on the Moscow Exchange may benefit from the conversion during the winter. “With Russia switching to winter and increasing trading day crossings between Russia and London, Moscow brokers will feel more comfortable working with international investors and international participants will be able to trade on the Moscow exchange. All this will increase the liquidity of Russian securities trading. Anna Kuznetsova, managing director of the stock exchange on the Moscow Exchange, told RBC.