In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This glossary contains terms relating to weights and measures in Imperial Russia, transliterated from Russian, along with their English translations. The terms included here are those that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
The City of Winchester is fortunate in having in its keeping the oldest surviving set of standard weights, the oldest standard yard measure and a fine collection of other ancient measures and weights. These bear witness to the historic association of the name 'Winchester' with English measures of capacity.