Kamchatka Time

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Kamchatka Time (Russian: Камчатское время, Kamchatskoye vremya) or PETT, was a time zone in Russia, named after the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is 12 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+12) and 9 hours ahead of Moscow Time (MSK+9). This time zone was used in two easternmost regions of Russia before the time zone reform of 2010.

Kamchatka Summer Time (PETST) corresponds to UTC+13, but still 9 hours ahead of Moscow (MSD+9).

On March 28, 2010, while most regions of Russia switched to Summer Time moving the clocks one hour forward, the two Russian regions using Kamchatka Time, Kamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, retained UTC+12, effectively joining Magadan Summer Time.[1] This made Kamchatka Time obsolete (unused). Business telephone calls with Moscow became easier, since the time difference became 8 hours instead of 9.

  1. ^ Постановление Правительства Российской Федерации от 19 марта 2010 г. N 171 г. Москва «О применении на территории Камчатского края и Чукотского автономного округа времени десятого часового пояса» (Russian)

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