Russia
units of length after Peter I

In the early 18th century, Tsar Peter the Great issued a ukase redefining the traditional Russian units of length in terms of the English foot. The sazhen was made equal to 7 English feet, = 3 archines. Each archin was equal to 28 English inches or 16 verchoks. This legal definition was repeated in later years, for example, in a ukase issued on 11 October 1835.

       

verst

     

sazhen or sagene

500

   

archin

3

1500

 

stopa

2

6

3000 

(English foot)

1 1/6 

 2 1/3

3500

verchok

6 6/7

8

16

48

24,000

0.044
m

 
 

35.6
cm

71.12
cm

2.1336
m

1.066678
km

= 1.75
inches

= 12
inches

= 14
inches

= 28
inches

= 7
feet

0.6629
miles

 

verchok

duime

sotka

1 4/21

2 1/12

paletz

1 17/25

2

line

5

8 2/5

10

17½

totchka

10

50

84

100

175

.254
mm

2.54
mm

1.27
cm

2.13
cm

2.54
cm

0.044
m

= 0.01
inch

= 0.1
inch

= 0.5
inch

= 0.84
inch

= 1
inch

= 1.75
inches

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