The actual political decision regarding country’s time was sustained by 39 percent on a poll from a state’s agency. Another 40 percent said they did not care and 17 percent of Russians opposed to the change. Officially, the winter time in Russia became now GMT plus three hours. Russia’s full 11 time zones were also be restored. “Dark mornings have a worse effect on people’s state of health than dark evenings,” the head of sleep medicine at the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Alexander Kalinkin, told to the media. Some commentators observed that President Putin rarely makes public appearances in the morning suggesting he suffered himself due to the summer time. The switch between summer and winter time was introduced by the old Soviet Union in 1981.