Russia calls time on changing the clocks

President Medvedev issues decree to keep country on summer time, deciding it is better for health and business.

    Many European countries are turning their clocks back one hour this weekend for the northern hemisphere winter.

    But Russia has decided to stay on summer time this year - a decision made by President Dmitry Medvedev in a bid to solve some of the nation's problems.

    It is hoped that with the extra bit of daylight in the afternoon, there will be less crime and lower electricity bills.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from the capital, Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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