Among the troubles they share with the rest of the us are hubristic technocrats fooling around with the clocks.
But, thanks to outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev, Russians will have one less worry this winter. Last year, Medvedev made what will remain the hallmark of his placeholder presidency: he cancelled daylight saving time. Using uncharacteristically tough and decisive language to announce the move last year, he said that time changes (or, as he referred to them, ‘the troubles’) brought on ‘stress and illness’, ‘upset the human biorhythm’, and, perhaps most importantly, caused unhappiness in ‘cows and other animals that don’t understand the clocks changing’. So when most of the rest of Europe changes to daylight saving in two weeks’ time, Russia will remain firmly planted. The cows will be happy – bankers, traders, and western journalists less so.” — In Moscow, the snow comes every year, and every year it’s a surprise, by Miriam Elder
I’m with Dmitry and the cows. Contemn the bankers, traders, and western journalists.