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Medvedev Digs in Heels Over Winter Time Move Putin Panned

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev refused to cede ground over his unpopular decision two years ago to stop changing the time for winter, amid pressure to cancel a move that President Vladimir Putin has criticized.

“There is no clear conclusion about this issue, and this is proved by surveys,” Medvedev told a televised Cabinet meeting today. “That’s why the government believes that changing the system at the current time is not a good idea.”