Soviet Russia measured time this way because Soviet Russia.
5 Cultures Whose Calendars Would Break Your Concept of Time

#3. The Soviet No-Weekend Rotating Calendar
In order to make [the USSR’s] never-stopping, never-failing factories run, the human beings manning the factories also had to function like cold, tireless machines. How would [the Soviets] solve this issue? … A thoroughly communist calendar system that ran a continuously rotating five-day work schedule. The days were numbered or color-coded; the workers were issued a number, and the day of the week that matched was their mandatory day off. This regular rotation of four work days and one rest day meant that 80 percent of the able population was working on any day of the week.

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Soviet Russia measured time this way because Soviet Russia.

5 Cultures Whose Calendars Would Break Your Concept of Time

#3. The Soviet No-Weekend Rotating Calendar

In order to make [the USSR’s] never-stopping, never-failing factories run, the human beings manning the factories also had to function like cold, tireless machines. How would [the Soviets] solve this issue? … A thoroughly communist calendar system that ran a continuously rotating five-day work schedule. The days were numbered or color-coded; the workers were issued a number, and the day of the week that matched was their mandatory day off. This regular rotation of four work days and one rest day meant that 80 percent of the able population was working on any day of the week.

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