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Daylight Saving Time Switch on Sunday

Russia will switch to winter time Sunday, with clocks in every time zone nationwide to be set back one hour at 3 a.m.

President Dmitry Medvedev proposed last year to consider canceling daylight saving time, but the idea was stalled. Analysts remain divided over whether the switch has more benefits or disadvantages.

Energy consumption is decreased nationwide 0.1 percent to 0.3 percent thanks to the practice, but 54 percent of respondents in an online poll at still supported canceling the switch, RIA-Novosti reported Thursday.

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