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Verst

 

an old Russian measure of length (traveling distance), noted in literary monuments since the 11th century.

The length of the verst changed many times, depending on the number of sazhenia contained in it and on the length of the sazhen’. From the end of the 18th century to the introduction of the metric system, 1 verst = 500 sazhen ’s = 1.0668 km.

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One of these was from a Riazan' settler in Western Siberia who wrote home to a relative in 1880 and urged him repeatedly not to come: "Such are the places we have here: knolls, gulches; they don't redistribute the pasture or the plow land and the church is ten versts away.
Given that it would have taken no little time to compose the Chronicle, it is quite possible that he was still at work in the later 1290s, especially if there had been a break in composition after reaching the end of Henry I's reign; one interpretation of `Pat verst pis boc made' is that Robert is deliberately emphasizing, after the passage of time, his authorship of the original pre-King Stephen narrative, especially if that had meanwhile been continued by another writer.
2) `Robert' derives from the reference to `roberd / Pat verst pis boc made' in lines 11748-9 (discussed below), and `Gloucester' from the assumption by early scholars that the author was a monk of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, on account of his evident knowledge of and interest in the town and its abbey.
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They continued to reprint the most important military topographical maps (with scales of 1, 2, 5 and 10 versts (1 vertsta = 1066.