Debating the Time Zones

The New York Times has a piece today on Dmitry Medvedev’s proposal to reduce Russia’s 11 time zones:

“We have to look at this from a biological standpoint, how it is going to affect health,” said Yekaterina Degtyareva, 27, a personnel manager who lives in Novosibirsk, the most populous city in Siberia, and often travels to the Far East and Moscow. “If it is going to be a centralized, so-called totalitarian decision, then nothing good will come of it.”

Umm, good luck with that!