Talk:Vera Yevstafievna Popova

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Husband's relation to Popov Porcelain Factory[edit]

Although this interesting article dismisses speculation that her marriage to General Jacob Kozmich Popov was one of convenience, I wondered (especially after learning that the ketone mixture on which she wrote her thesis was ultimately used to make acrylic resins) whether her husband was related to Moscow merchant Alexai Popov, who founded the famous Popov Porcelain Factory early in the 19th century. I googled, but could not find any article about Gen. Popov, though the porcelain factory is mentioned on the Hermitage museum website (

The linked Izhevsk article mentions an arms factory as having been taken over about a decade earlier, and several other families who established factories in the town, but nothing related to Popov, not even a mention of his stance concerning industrial violence which the city experienced later according to that article.

Also, to finish the article, mentions of both her place of death, and place of burial, might be in order. Apparently, institutes of higher education were not established in Izhesk until long after her death Udmurt State University in 1931 and Izhevsk State Technical University in 1952. I also wondered about industrial uses for the compound she was trying to synthesize.Jweaver28 (talk) 09:32, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

I had similar speculations when researching her bio - do feel free to add stuff if you can find some refs. Do you know where she was born or how her husband fitted into the Popovs who ran the town? Victuallers (talk) 16:38, 4 May 2014 (UTC)


The remarks about hydrogen cyanide in the article seem to be wrong or irrelevant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure of your point. Hydrogen Cyanide is relevant as it was a chemical that she knew. She might have guessed at the kind of chemical she was making. Thats my speculation .... but the chemical data isnt wrong as far as I know .... and its not imo opinion irrelevant. However this is "your" article and not mine Victuallers (talk) 16:32, 4 May 2014 (UTC)