Armenia refuses to turn the time
Time used in Armenia do not correspond to its geographical location and time zone, said Economy Minister Tigran Davtyan. He also promised that Armenia will refuse to turn the time in summer and winter.
According to him, before transition to a different time zone Armenia will abolish transition to winter time. In 1-2 years there will be realized planned transition to be in the time zone, which, according to Davtyan, conforms to the geographic location of Armenia.
"After the refinement of time zones, we will be closer to Moscow and European time, which is more in line with our geographical location", said Minister of Economy. According to Davtyan, this transition will be convenient for both business and tourism, and for ordinary citizens.
By its geographical position of Armenia is in the 3rd time zone, but with a number of circumstances it was recorded in the 4th time zone. In the spring, transition to summer time, Armenia appears in the 5th time zone, "Caucasian Knot" reported.
"It turns out that in summer we are ahead of the real noon by two hours. The countries should not be so ahead of their actual geographical time zones", Mediamax quoted the words of Deputy Minister of Economy of Armenia Badalian Garnica.
However, the proponents of transition to summer and winter time are sure that there is an economic rationale for this, their main argument - saving electricity and energy.
Note that this year in Russia there was canceled transition from summer to winter time. The corresponding decision was made by President Dmitry Medvedev in February this year. The head of State announced this during a meeting with young scientists and laureates of Russian Presidential award in the field of science and innovation.
"I took the decision to cancel the transition to winter time since the fall of this year and give appropriate instructions to the government", said Medvedev, adding that "the necessity to adapt is associated with stress and diseases".