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December 30 2008

December 30, 1916 in St Petersburg killed Grigory Rasputin - poisoned, shot and finally drowned in the Neva River. Grigory Rasputin was born in 1871 in the village of Pokrovskoye Tyumen region into a peasant family. On the life of Rasputin reliable information has not been preserved. Historians do not exclude that he was a monk, but it is likely that Rasputin - just a great actor.

In 18 years, Rasputin made the pilgrimage to the monastery in Verkhoturye, but vows not given. He visited various holy places on foot came to Jerusalem. After that, announced that he was a saint, and has a miraculous gift to heal people. Rumors of a Siberian sorcerer began to spread in Russia. In 1905, in the midst of an attack of illness at the Crown Prince, he was invited to the imperial court. Royal family hid hemophilia heir, but when the baby's condition became critical, the emperor surrendered. All subsequent life illiterate, not having a vision of medicine Rasputin was inextricably linked with the treatment of the prince. Rasputin settled in the higher strata of society, the metropolitan elite sought to be represented Siberian sorcerer. Soon, Petersburg talked about very adult behavior of Rasputin. His drunken fights and orgies led the townspeople in horror. Said that, using his enormous influence on the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Rasputin took bribes for promotion of specific projects or on the career ladder. Odious figure elder undermines the credibility of the royal family. Then, at the initiative of Prince Felix Yusupov (husband of the niece of the Emperor), Vladimir Purishkevich (MP IV State Duma) and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich (cousin of the emperor) in the imperial environment emerged conspiracy.

December 30, 1916, they invited Rasputin Yusupov palace to meet with the niece of the emperor, and slipped in a treat cyanide. However, the poison had no effect. Then, Yusupov shot Rasputin. But he again escaped. When he ran out of the palace, he was greeted Purishkevich and the Grand Duke, which shot at close range in the Siberian elder. " He tried to get to his feet, but it tied up, stuffed into a bag with cargo and thrown into the hole. Later, an autopsy revealed that the elder was at the bottom of the Neva fought desperately for his life, but drowned. Rasputin left 100 canonical prophecies. The most famous - predrekanie death of the Imperial House: "As long as I live, will live and the dynasty," said Grisha Rasputin ...

December 30, 1927 by Russian scientist-chemist Sergei Lebedev was first obtained by the synthetic rubber industry. Historically, it was polybutadiene (divinyl) rubber, which is produced by anionic polymerization of butadiene in the presence of liquid sodium, but due to low mechanical properties have found limited application. Nevertheless, the first country, who established a large-scale production of synthetic rubber, it was the Soviet Union - in 1932. Now most of the produced rubber is butadiene-styrene or butadiene-styrene-acrylonitrile copolymers - and the main branch of their application is the rubber industry.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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