Thus, this line should cross densely populated territory but it should be several versts longer than the previous one (Konovalov 2010).
It gave the following arguments: 1) during railway building only national interests were took into consideration; 2) the northward was 8 versts or 10% shorter than the line between Dzhankoi and Perekop.
it was 102 539 roubles per verst of the backbone (Konovalov 2010) , but grand total of Dzhankoi-Kherson railway building according to four lists was 20 450 042 roubles, that compared to the previous calculations was 6 255 769 roubles higher.
The Riazan' settler Afanasii Mikhailov left a similar account of his family's arrival at what proved to be their ultimate stopping place in Zakubanskaia oblast' in the Northern Caucasus in 1882: "We crossed forty-five versts of steppe and experienced great grief and want .
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.