versta [Russian. верста ]

(Plural, vërsty.) In Russia, a unit of length, = 500 sazheni, about 1.067 kilometers (about 0.66288 mile). Also romanized as werst and verst. link to a table showing relationships between Russian units of length

In Moscovy, the versta mezhevaia = 1000 sazheni.

The versta litovskaia = 798 sazheni

1. Cherepnin (1944), page 84.

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