How long is a Russian/Polish vyorst?

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How long is a Russian/Polish vyorst?

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:19 am

My mother says her parent's home was 20 vyorsts from Minsk. I can't figure out how to find it.
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Re: How long is a Russian/Polish vyorst?

Postby convert-me.com » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:08 pm

Anonymous wrote:My mother says her parent's home was 20 vyorsts from Minsk. I can't figure out how to find it.


Look for Old Russian 'verst' unit at this page: http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/length

1 verst (versta) equals to 1.067 km or 0.6629 mile.

This unit is no longer used in Russia since 1920s when Russia adopted metric system.
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