MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev ordered Russia to observe daylight-savings time year-round.
Medvedev's idea, Russia will move its clocks forward one hour at the
end of March as is done in Western Europe. But when European clocks fall
back in the autumn, Russia's will stay where they are.
said Tuesday that moving the clock back adversely affects some people
and was a burden on farmers. However, opponents of summer time in other
countries argue that advancing the clocks causes the same problems.
reports of Medvedev's remarks did not clarify whether he would make the
change by decree or propose legislation that would need parliamentary
This was Medvedev's second attempt to control time. He already cut the number of time zones in Russia from 11 to nine.