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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Unholy Rasputin

Nearly a century has passed since he walked amongst the living, but people still ask, “Who was Rasputin?”   Grigori Yefemovich arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903. His strange appeal introduced him to circles of society to which no peasant ever rose. It’s hard for anyone living now to understand how remarkable Rasputin’s story really is. A…

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