Chetvert


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Chetvert

1. A Russian unit of dry volume approximately equivalent to 210 liters.

2. A Russian unit of liquid volume approximately equivalent to 1.5 liters.

3. A Russian unit of length equivalent to seven inches. An equivalent term was piad.

All versions of the term were rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.
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The ruble calculation made by General Director of the Main Palace Chancery Johann Gustav von Rosen in 1732 is based on the following prices: rye and barley at 1 ruble per chetvert, oats at 80 kopecks per chetvert, hay at 3 kopecks per pood.
Generals would receive between 875 and 1,500 chetverts of land, staff officers between 575 and 725 chetverts, and officers (ober-ofitsery) between 225 and 475 chetverts.
The 1766 survey instruction also prescribed to include in one obza ten chetverts in one field or 15 desiatinas in three fields.