In my russian grammar book I have the following examples:

За десять километров от Москвы. В ста километрах от Москвы.

Есть ли разница между "за ... от" и "в ... от"?

Спасибо заранее

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Yes, there's a small difference in usage. With the reference to a place you can use both combinations of prepositions.

Дом отдыха находился в ста километрах/за сто километров от Москвы.

But only the first one (за...от ) can be used with the verbs of movement.

Детей увезли за сто километров от Москвы.

  • 2
    Also в X км is like about X км, and за X km is like further than X km. Latter is more about "lower" bound of the distance.
    – user28434
    May 13, 2019 at 9:10
  • Да, можно и с этой стороны рассмотреть.
    – V.V.
    May 13, 2019 at 12:44

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