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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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§ 399.
Comparison
of Russian
Weights and
Measures
with the
Metric
System.

Comparison of Russian Weights and Measures with

those of the metric system.

The law of the 7th June 1899 sanctions the use of the metric system
of weights and measures side by side with the old system, according to
which the unit of weight is a pood, equal to 0-409,512 kilogrammes and
the unit of measure a sangene, equal to 7 English feet or 2-133360
metres. The legal relation between Russian weights and measures
and those of the metric or international system, as established by the
General Board of Weights and Measures, in accordance with Art. 16,.
§ 8 of the Regulations as to Weights and Measures, is as follows :—

§ 400.

Weights.
Russian weights. Metric system.
i pood = 40 funts (pounds) = 3840 zolotniks. 16-380496 kilogrammes.
i pound = 32 lots = 96 zolotniks 409-512510 grammes.
i lot = 3 zolotniks - 12-797263
i zolotnik = 96 dolias - 4-265754
i dolia ––– 44-434940 milligrammes.
Metric system. Russian weights.
i ton = 1000 kilogrammes 61-048211 poods.
i kilogramme ––- 2-419284 pounds.
i gramme - 0-23442513 zolotniks..
i decigramme - 2-2504812 dolias.
i centigramme - 0-22504812 ,,
i milligramme - 0-022504812 ,,
Linear Measure.
Russian measures. Metric system.
i verst = 500 sagenes - - - I-06680 kilometre.
i sagene = 3 arshins = 7 feet (foot) 2-13360 metres.
i arshin = 16 vershoks = 28 inches (duim). 0-711200 metre.
i vershok - - 44-45 millime res.
i foot = 12 inches - 304-8
i inch (duim) = 10 lines 25Ч
i line = 10 points - - - - 2-5400 „
i point ––– 0-254
Metric system. Russian measures.
i kilometre - - - - 0-937383 versts.
i metre = 3-28084 feet, or - 1-40607 arshin.
i decimetre ––- 3-93701 inches.
i centimetre ––- 0-393701 m
i millimetre ––- 0-393701 line.
i micron -__-_ 0-00393701 point.

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