+RU +4457+03406 Europe/Simferopol Moscow+00 - Crimea -UA +4457+03406 Europe/Simferopol central Crimea
was announced ca. 2014-03-20.
So, what did and does that zone cover? Central Crimea? Why then, the new name says "Crimea"?
Maintainer Paul Eggert writes: 2014-03-20 19:16
> why did the region end up being described as "central Crimea" in zone.tab? Sorry, I don't recall, but I expect it had something to do with Sevastopol naval bases and/or city observing Moscow time regardless of what the rest of Crimea did. That usage is already supported by TZ='Europe/Moscow'. Moving forward, I thought it would be less confusing for tzselect users if the description said just "Crimea" for the time in non-naval-base Crimea, since the folks who want to set their clocks to Moscow time far into the distant past should already know to use TZ='Europe/Moscow'. Plus, "central Crimea" wasn't quite right either, as the Simferopol zone is more than just the central part of Crimea.
So, it is more than the central part. But what is it?
As of 2014-03-20 http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UA.aspx?city=Sevastopol%27 shows "Eastern European Time (EET) +0200 UTC " for Sevastopol. So, it is not Moscow time.
In an email 2014-07-18 by Paul Eggert it says:
+RU +554521+0373704 Europe/Moscow Moscow+00 - west Russia +RU +4457+03406 Europe/Simferopol Moscow+00 - Crimea
So, Sevastopol is "west Russia"?