WorldViews: The surprising political importance of Crimea’s shift to Moscow time

By Adam Taylor, March 31, 2014

On Saturday as the clock struck 10 p.m., a crowd in Simferopol, Crimea, watched as their railway station's clock was set forward two hours. It was now midnight in Crimea, as the peninsula formally joined Moscow's time zone. According to Reuters, as the clock was changed, those gathered began to sing the Russian national anthem. It was a proud moment for them.

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