or sagene
   a traditional Russian unit of distance corresponding roughly to the English fathom and French toise. Early in the 1700s, Czar Peter the Great fixed the length of the sadzhen at exactly 7 English feet. This equals 3 arshin or 2.1336 meters. Sagene is an older transliteration of the Russian word.

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