The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
unit of measuring the size of a literary work; equal to 40,000 characters (including the spaces between words), 700 lines of verse material, or 3,000 sq cm of printed graphic material (illustrations, maps, and the like).
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