Astrakhan to Make Time Zone Change on March 27, 2016
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, signed a time zone change into law for the region of Astrakhan Oblast on February 15th, 2015. The change is set to take effect on March 27th, 2016 at 2:00 am local time (which is March 26th, 2016 at 18:00 in UTC).
The change will move the entire region of Astrakhan in southern Russia from the Moscow Standard Time (MST) zone to MSK+1, and it will also affect the offset, changing it from +0300 to +0400.
Several other time zone changes are planned for various regions of Russia, however, most are not considered official yet.
Zabaykalsky Krai, which is located in Siberia, will also see a time change thanks to federal law. That change is also scheduled to happen on March 27, 2016.