Moscow Time

time zone in western Russia (UTC+3)

Moscow Time is UTC+03:00, the same time as Eastern European Summer Time, East Africa Time, and Arabia Standard Time.

Time zones of Russia: Moscow Time (UTC+03:00) in red.
Time zones of Europe in relation to UTC:
Blue Western European Time (UTC±00:00)
Western European Summer Time (UTC+01:00)
Light Blue Western European Time (UTC±00:00)
Red Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)
Ochre Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+03:00)
Yellow Kaliningrad Time (UTC+02:00)
Green Moscow Time / Turkish Time (UTC+03:00)
 Pale colours: Standard time observed all year
 Dark colours: Summer time observed

On 28 March 2010, Moscow Time became the time zone for the Samara Oblast in Russia, leaving Samara Time (UTC+04:00) unused.

On 8 February 2011, the Russian government announced the abandonment of daylight saving time (DST) in all time zones across Russia. Moscovians set their clocks forward on 27 March 2011, and then UTC+04:00 became its standard time permanently.

In July 2014, the law to observe summer time year round was abandoned, and the clock has been set to UTC+3 starting from 26 October 2014.[1]


  1. "Russia Turns Clocks Back to 'Winter' Time". RIA Novosti. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.

The time zone database is Europe/Moscow.