Magadan Time

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Magadan Time (Russian: Магада́нское вре́мя, Magadanskoye vremya) or MAGT, was a time zone in Russia, named after Magadan, the administrative center of Magadan Oblast. It was twelve hours ahead of UTC (UTC+12) and eight hours ahead of Moscow Time (MSK+8).

On March 28, 2010, the two federal subjects of Russia using Kamchatka TimeKamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug—moved one hour backwards to Magadan Time, which made Kamchatka Time (MSK+9) unused.

On March 27, 2011, Russia moved to year-round daylight saving time. Instead of switching between UTC+11 in winter and UTC+12 in summer, Magadan Time became fixed at UTC+12, still at MSK+8.

On 26 October 2014 all time zones in Russia reduced their UTC offset by one hour. But at the same time the Magadan Oblast changed to Vladivostok Time, MSK+7 (now UTC+10). This left some other areas on MSK+8. So there was a decision to create a new time zone, called Srednekolymsk Time (UTC+11 or MSK+8). Also on this date, Kamchatka Time (UTC+12 or MSK+9) was reintroduced, containing Kamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

The time in Magadan has been as follows:[1]

From 1924, May 2 UTC+10:00 MSK+8
From 1930, Jun 21 UTC+11:00 MSK+8
From 1991, Mar 31 UTC+10:00 with DST MSK+8
From 1992, Jan 19 UTC+11:00 with DST MSK+8
From 2011, Mar 27 UTC+12:00 MSK+8
From 2014, Oct 26 UTC+10:00 MSK+7

Areas on Magadan Time when it existed[edit]

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