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Verst

A unit of length approximately equivalent to two-thirds of one mile.
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In summer 1917 it was planned to build 14 versts of the line from Kherson to the Dnipro and to drop bridge cofferdams in autumn of the same year.
They asked to change the railway line direction from Dzhankoj station to Perekop station at a distance of 71 versts away from the previous project.
7) In the missionaries' opinion, "the peculiar conditions of life of the natives inhabiting the region of the Obdorsk Mission, their distance from the parish church (between 300 and 600 versts [320-640 km.
They continued to reprint the most important military topographical maps (with scales of 1, 2, 5 and 10 versts (1 vertsta = 1066.
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.