Vershok


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Vershok

A Russian unit of length equivalent to 1.75 inches. It was rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.
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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.