Time in South Ossetia

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Time in South Ossetia, which claims independence but is widely recognized as being part of Georgia, is given by Moscow Standard Time (MSK) (UTC+03:00). South Ossetia does not currently observe daylight saving time.

History

South Ossetia switched from Georgia Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time on 26 October 2014. [1]

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