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Rail ticket sales stopped in case Russia switches to winter time

Published time: September 21, 2012 18:23
Edited time: September 21, 2012 22:23

(RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

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A draft law under which Russia would permanently switch to winter time has been submitted to the Duma. If the bill is adopted, it will come into force on the 28th of October – the same day winter time officially starts.

In 2011, then-President Dmitry Medvedev introduced the current system under which Russia permanently stays in summer time.  The change caused widespread disruptions to the transport system and provoked a flood of complaints.

Although the new bill has not been adopted yet, it’s already having an impact on travel plans.  Russian Railways has put on hold selling any tickets for journeys after October 26.

Football fans would also be inconvenienced as European matches would have to be broadcast later at night.

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