100 Years Ago Tonight, Rasputin Met His Grisly End

A century ago tonight, Grigori Rasputin became the victim of an elaborate and murderous plot. That evening, the controversial Siberian monk was lured to the palatial home of Prince Felix Yusupov for a private party. There he happily ate cakes laced with enough cyanide to kill ten men, and guzzled the wine – also poisoned – brought…

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The End Comes Quickly for the Romanovs

The Empress Alexandra was devastated by Rasputin’s death. He was the only man alive who could save Alexei and now he was gone. It is unknown whether she considered the implications of a man known to be favored by her being murdered despite her protection. But looking back, it was another sign that the people were increasingly dismissive…

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The Legendary Murder of Rasputin

By the end of 1916, the extended Romanov family was desperate. Someone had to put a stop to Rasputin. For some reason, the tsar and tsarina appeared to be completely bamboozled by this drunken, filthy man who took bribes and sold government appointments. Perhaps Rasputin sensed he had gone too far. He sent this prophetic letter…

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