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    Now Moscow time is about 10 p.m. What time is it in London now?

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    Go here if you want to know what time it is anywhere in the world from where you are located:

    http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_ ... U-MOS.aspx

    You can also get a weather report.
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    I asked this not because I'm silly fool or smth like that. I was in London last summer and I remember rightly that difference between Moscow time and London time was 3 Hours. But now it is 4! Why is it so?

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    What makes you think that? The time difference between Moscow and London is three hrs at any time of the year. Britain as well as Russia changes the time twice a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill2142
    I asked this not because I'm silly fool or smth like that. I was in London last summer and I remember rightly that difference between Moscow time and London time was 3 Hours. But now it is 4! Why is it so?
    Day saving time is in effect.
    Every autumn we adjust or time to one hour later and every spring we set our clocks one hour earlier. It is called "Летнее/Зимнее время" Supposedly that helps to increase the power distribution efficiency.
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    Well, we know this! Have you gone to the link given by BladeStuckin I did a few minutes ago and according to the info on this site, London is three hrs behind Moscow now, so everything seems to be ok. As far as I'm aware, Britain also adjusts the time. Though I've said this already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill2142
    I asked this not because I'm silly fool or smth like that. I was in London last summer and I remember rightly that difference between Moscow time and London time was 3 Hours. But now it is 4! Why is it so?
    Erm no. You said it was 10pm in Russia. It was 7 in London.

    10-7=3

    You are probably confused.

    Moscow is now 4 hours ahead of GMT. But London is now GMT+1 since it is now on British summer time (BST).


    e.g. a month ago Moscow at GMT+3, London was GMT
    then they both put the clocks forward an hour, so
    Moscow is now GMT+4 and London is GMT+1

    October - March: Moscow is GMT+3, UK is GMT
    March - October: Moscow is GMT+4, UK is GMT+1

    Always 3 hour difference.

    I was actually at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich (as in Greenwich Mean Time), London, yesterday and they have this line where 0 degrees is.

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    And the view:

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    But I listened to BBC World Service about 2 weeks ago and it was 4 h. difference . I remember it perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill2142
    But I listened to BBC World Service about 2 weeks ago and it was 4 h. difference . I remember it perfectly
    They lied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill2142
    But I listened to BBC World Service about 2 weeks ago and it was 4 h. difference . I remember it perfectly
    They lied.

    I don't think so but I can't explain such a strange thing

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    The only explanation I can think is that the Russians put their clocks forwards an hour a bit earlier than the UK.

    I still think you are just confused.
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    He was listening to the radio on the night of the 26th of March. after the clocks had changed in Russia, but before they'd changed in Blighty.

    4 hour difference.

    Simple.

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    Another time related question: Is it common to say it is 0:15 (etc) in russia? Is 0 the same as 12 midnight?

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    Are you talking about the 24 hour clock. On TV, and other official times are given in 24 form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Another time related question: Is it common to say it is 0:15 (etc) in russia? Is 0 the same as 12 midnight?
    It's quite common to say: it's 0.15am in Russian. You can also say: it's 12.15am now but the way I see it it's not quite as common as 0.15 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Another time related question: Is it common to say it is 0:15 (etc) in russia? Is 0 the same as 12 midnight?
    Yes, in the 24 hour clock format, you would say 0:15 and not 12:15.
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    I read somewhere that the Russians advance their clocks a few days away from the date that we do.

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