Verst


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For administrative reasons, it was assigned to a justice of the peace whose residence was located 305 versts away, even though another justice of the peace lived only 200 versts from it.
(9) The postal stops were to be located fifteen to twenty-five versts [26.5 km] from one another along highways between major cities.
As one sea-faring settler declared in a letter back to Poltava from the Far East in 1893, "I must tell you that I have crossed twenty-five thousand versts by sea and I have seen foreign cities and all types of naked and dark-skinned people." [40]
Casa's win was due to great team play led by Danskin and Nunez and a tenacious game by Verst. Most important, Casa made it through some tough spots because Tanberg and Olivera took up the slack.
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The Old Russian measures 1 verst 1066.78 meters / 1.6 km 500 sajenes 1 sajene 2.13356 meters 3 arshins 1 arshin 0.71 metres 16 vershok 1 pood 16.38 kilogram 1 kilogram 0.06105 pood 1 dessiatina 1.0925 hectare 2400 sq.
(10) Eike Wolgast, 'Die Sicht des Alten Reiches bei Treitschke und Erdmannsdorffer', in Imperium Romanum-Irregulare Corpus-Teutscher Reichsstaat: Das Alte Reich im Verst andnis der Zeitgenossen und der Historiographie, ed.
Mikhailov agreed to provide horses and carts, each capable of carrying six individuals, to transport convicts and their families along the 710 kilometers of the Perm'-Tiumen' Highway for 1.5 kopecks per convict per verst, a price that was marginally lower than the costs the state was incurring for itself.
JTM competed with seven other companies in the Cincinnati regional, including teams from Home Depot, Verst Group, Kohl's, Gap, UPS, NFI and Geek Squad.