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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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Setting out from Tobol 'sk, exiles would march a staggering 1,470 versts to the city of Tomsk, averaging 25 versts a day over a 12-week period with never more than a full day of continuous rest.
the inequalities of the timber road were succeeded by the level of a spacious causeway equal to the finest turnpikes of England, the end of each verst was marked with superb mile-stones of granite and marble.
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.
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It is necessary to state that the railway line crossed the river Dnipro 14 verst away from Kherson and starting from the 18th verst and up to the terminal station ran through a plain (Boghatchuk 2000: 196).
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