Time zone changes for Russia in Windows

Summary
In accordance with recently passed Russian law, the following regions in Russia were scheduled to switch time zones on March 27, 2016, at 02:00 local time. Microsoft has released an update to Windows, dated Tuesday, April 12, 2016, to reflect these changes.

RegionOld time zone offsetNew time zone offset
Astrakhan OblastUTC+3UTC+4
Ulyanovsk OblastUTC+3UTC+4
Altai KraiUTC+6UTC+7
Altai RepublicUTC+6UTC+7
Zabaykalsky KraiUTC+8UTC+9
Sakhalin OblastUTC+10UTC+11
Resolution
  • The update that is described in this article changes the time zone data to accommodate daylight saving time (DST) changes in several countries.

    This is a cumulative update rollup that includes all previous Windows time zone changes. For more information about how DST changes may affect other Microsoft products, go to the following Microsoft websites:


  • When you apply this update, you may receive a message that resembles the following:

    Update cannot be installed as a newer or same time zone update has already been installed on the system.
    This message indicates that either you have already applied the correct update or Windows Updates or Microsoft Update has automatically installed this update. No additional action is required to update the Windows operating system.

Update information

How to get this update

The following files are available for download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
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All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported IA-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows VistaDownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows VistaDownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported IA-based versions of Windows Server 2008DownloadDownload the package now.


For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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Prerequisites

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

To apply this update, you must have update 2919355 installed. For more information about how to get this update, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

No prerequisites are required to apply this update.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

No prerequisites are required to apply this update. The same package installs both on the RTM version and the Service Pack 1 versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For more information about how to get a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:Windows Server 2008

To apply this update, you must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 SP2.

For more information about how to get a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you install this cumulative update.
Changes to Windows time zone data
This update includes the following changes and additions. Users in the affected regions can switch to these new time zones after the update is installed.

New Time Zones

Astrakhan Oblast & Ulyanovsk Oblast

Time zone key / IDAstrakhan Standard Time
English display name(UTC+04:00) Astrakhan, Ulyanovsk
Time zone offset (before transition)UTC+3
Time zone offset (after transition)UTC+4

Altai Republic & Altai Krai

Time zone key / IDAltai Standard Time
English display name(UTC+07:00) Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk
Time zone offset (before transition)UTC+6
Time zone offset (after transition)UTC+7

Zabaykalsky Krai

Time zone key / IDTransbaikal Standard Time
English display name(UTC+09:00) Chita
Time zone offset (before transition)UTC+8
Time zone offset (after transition)UTC+9

Sakhalin Oblast

Time zone key / IDSakhalin Standard Time
English display name(UTC+11:00) Sakhalin
Time zone offset (before transition)UTC+10
Time zone offset (after transition)UTC+11

Changes to Existing Time Zones

These changes affect the display name only. No time changes will be introduced.

Time zone key / IDOld display nameNew display name
Kaliningrad Standard Time(UTC+02:00) Kaliningrad (RTZ 1)(UTC+02:00) Kaliningrad
Russian Standard Time(UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd (RTZ 2)(UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd
Russia Time Zone 3(UTC+04:00) Izhevsk, Samara (RTZ 3)(UTC+04:00) Izhevsk, Samara
Ekaterinburg Standard Time(UTC+05:00) Ekaterinburg (RTZ 4)(UTC+05:00) Ekaterinburg
North Central Asia Standard Time(UTC+06:00) Novosibirsk (RTZ 5)(UTC+06:00) Novosibirsk
North Asia Standard Time(UTC+07:00) Krasnoyarsk (RTZ 6)(UTC+07:00) Krasnoyarsk
North Asia East Standard Time(UTC+08:00) Irkutsk (RTZ 7)(UTC+08:00) Irkutsk
Yakutsk Standard Time(UTC+09:00) Yakutsk (RTZ 8)(UTC+09:00) Yakutsk
Vladivostok Standard Time(UTC+10:00) Vladivostok, Magadan (RTZ 9)(UTC+10:00) Vladivostok
Russia Time Zone 10(UTC+11:00) Chokurdakh (RTZ 10)(UTC+11:00) Chokurdakh
Russia Time Zone 11(UTC+12:00) Anadyr, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (RTZ 11)(UTC+12:00) Anadyr, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky


File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 3148851.
References
For an official policy statement about these changes, see the following Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog article:

For general Windows support for time zone and daylight saving time issues, go to the following Microsoft website:

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Article ID: 3148851 - Last Review: 04/13/2016 01:03:00 - Revision: 4.0

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