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On Sunday, Russia switch to summer

March 22 2007
10:30

This weekend the country moves to daylight saving time.

At 2 am on Saturday clocks 1 hour ahead. Daylight Saving Time is in accordance with the procedure for calculating the time specified by the Government of the Russian Federation.

The transition from summer time to winter and vice versa for over 100 years by almost all countries of Europe and America. For the first time to transfer the clock on daylight saving time began in 1908 in the UK. Today, this tradition is followed by more than 110 countries. In our country, a practice introduced in 1981.

Many countries in Asia are living on a single time, for example, not the clock, Japan, China, and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Go to the seasonal being to save energy.

According to various reports, thanks to a shift to winter time in Russia as a whole saved several billion kWh of electricity.

Meanwhile, this year residents of the U.S. for the first time moved to daylight saving time three weeks earlier than usual. In the winter time, the country will go a week later than usual. This was done in order to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Tells the Echo of Moscow.

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