Arshin


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Arshin

A Russian unit of length equivalent to 2.33 feet. It was rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.
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Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London and the author of "On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today" (Bloomsbury, 2014).
"When ordering foreign ship building material for the modernization of the Russian navy, Peter the Great found it necessary to standardize the Arshin. Following the revised standardization of the system, one Arshin equaled 28 English inches.
President Hosni Mubarak finds himself, as Arshin Adib-Moghaddam of London's School of Oriental and African Studies observes, "on the wrong side of history" for his regime's "real or perceived collusion with Israel and the US".
Professor Gilbert Achcar, Development Studies, SOAS Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Politics and International Studies, SOAS Dr.
That the French had pursued this path did not at all mean, though, that the Russians had to follow them, even if Russia had adopted the formula of a state "one and indivisible." "It might seem," Nolde observes, "that one state had copied its state order from another state, copied it slavishly, but a closer examination reveals that in practice"--one of Nolde's favorite phrases--"the copy came out entirely unlike its original." (113) While the metric system may be rational, observed Nolde, Russia can still "keep its historical arshin, and England, its foot.
Milner brings out how from the first, even in his early figurative stage, Malevich showed an unusual preference for square canvasses, and for canvas sizes relating to the old Russian measurement of the arshin (= 71.12 cm), and even for proportions within a painting that evoke the subdivision of the arshin into 16 vershki; it was Milner's discovery of the relevance of the arshin that (he tells us) inspired his book.
Menil an aerial globe which had a breadth of 6 fathoms and I arshin plus
The Azerbaijani musical comedy "The Cloth Peddler" (Arshin Mal Alan) will be performed at the Azerbaijan State Musical Theater on January 25.
During the event, comic and romantic operetta by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Arshin Mal Alan, will be performed.
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"The most important factor in the talks is the changed context of negotiations, in particular between Iran and the United States," said Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam from the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS of University of London.