The action in Mendeleev Rock takes place in a typical provincial town in Central Russia and presents a gallery of recognizable modern-day types: radically minded youths, ruthless thugs, drunken intellectual, Christian sectarians, the local elite and failed fortune seekers. The hero is yearning for faraway glamorous cities and tries to find his identity. He used to be the leader of a rock group «Adenoma» that at some point in the past had a brief success but then fell apart. In search of positive inspiration, he visits all sorts of weird places including a religious sect and a local criminal gang. The hero is torn between his two loves, and finally makes his choice in favor of a wild punk girl just to be abandoned by her without any apparent reason.