Time in Moscow
Knowing what's the time in Moscow is a great idea, and here's why.
First, you can plan you visit - now you know exactly when you'll land. Second, you can call your friends in Moscow without being afraid to wake them up. Third...hmm, what was that? Can't remember, but I know it was something important!
In any case, just look below. I've got the most up-to-date and precise Moscow time around - just for you!
over here. Too different from yours? Well, guess you may be living pretty far! Plus don't forget it's Russia we're talking here - you must be thankful the date's the same!
Just kidding! Moscow isn't *that* distant - unless, of course, you're living in US or Australia. In that case, be ready for a serious jet lag!
We've got pretty serious shifts in daylight time during the year, so it would be unwise not to use it. I'm no economist, but I believe overall we save millions every just by playing with watch a little bit
The exact dates of daylight saving time in Moscow vary each year - slightly, though. As a rule of thumb, we enter DST somewhere by the end of March, and switch back to normal time by the end of October. The DST is initiated by moving the time one hour ahead - and the reverse is true a well.
Well, that seriously depends on the time of the year. In winter, we don't have many sun around.
For example, in December, the sun may rise in 9 AM and disappear already by 4 at noon. In the summer, the sun rises much earlier - around 5 AM in June, and the sunset doesn't come up until 10 PM.
As you see, the difference is huge. Keep this in mind - especially if you're going to make a lot of photos. If you don't want your pictures to be grey and dull - better watch the clock!
In addition, check out the Moscow weather forecast before you go out. If it's cloudy - leave your camera at home!
Here's a 5-day weather forecast for Moscow from "AccuWeather", the world's leader in forecasts.
Treat it as a complimentary one - in general terms, "Gismeteo"'s forecast is weaker. However, it may react better to fast weather changes, so if it sharply contradicts "AccuWeather" for the upcoming day - better presume the worst.
I'd say to use your time most efficiently, you must plan ahead. First, get a list of Moscow sights. Second and most important - make a realistic schedule!
Don't try to see all of Moscow landmarks if you're only here for a weekend. Instead, prioritize to the bone - visit only those Moscow sights you realistically can!
While prioritizing, keep in mind that Moscow is huge! Lots of time is needed to travel from point A to point B - and the car is not always a big help due to serious traffic jams we've been experiencing lately.
Most of the well-known sights are located at the center, so you won't be probably leaving beyond the "boulevard beltway", but still remember that time in Moscow really flies!
It's best to walk around in the morning, around 11AM. Don't expect the streets and Moscow metro to be empty, though - there isn't such time in Moscow at all! However, they won't be anywhere near as loaded as during the rush hour - and that's the best you can get.
Traffic jams and passengers load have been a pain lately, and they can seriously spoil you all the fun if you treat them too lightly.
Take my advice - don't leave the hotel prior to around 10:30AM - unless, of course, you're only planning to walk. Your time is way to precious to lose on overloaded transport!
Try to get back around 3 or 4PM. After that, the rush hour will begin again - till about 7PM, and that's a no-go!
Regarding safety - it all depends where you're stationed. If your hotel sits in the center, somewhere near Tverskaya st., you can walk around till about 10PM. If it's more distant - try to be home by, say, 9 o'clock.
I'm not saying it's unsafe, but I still wouldn't advise you to get to Moscow subway after 10PM - or to walk around in remote neighborhoods during the same period.
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