Mendeleev’s House

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Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist. He is credited as being the primary creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Unlike other contributors to the table, Mendeleev predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.

mendeleev's house

There is a legend about how he has discovered this table. According to this legend he was trying to figure out the table for many weeks but couldn’t get all the elements in one table. So he was very tired and exhausted so got a little nap, and during this nap he have got the dream. In this dream he has clearly seen the periodic table of elements in three dimensions. Everything was structured and brilliantly looking. Not only the known and already discovered elements, which have already got their names, were on this table, but the previously unknown elements which didn’t have the names and were not discovered for that time, they were discovered only years later. All he had to do is to wake up and write everything down. So he woke up and the table was ready.

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Death Highway: St. Petersburg – Moscow

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Did you know that the main highway in Russia, connecting two biggest cities Moscow city and St. Petersburg has only two lanes, with only a few sections with 3-4 lanes, mainly closer to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

It’s length is more than 300 miles (700 km) and it’s overloaded all the time, no matter you go though it in the daytime or at night.

Now, when the snow finally appeared in Western Russia, the traffic on this number one federal highway causes things like this happen every few miles.

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