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Ras·pu·tin(răs-pyo͞o′tĭn, rə-spo͞o′tyĭn), Grigori Efimovich 1869-1916.
Russian starets whose magnetic personality and relative success in treating the czarevich's hemophilia gained him favor in the court of Nicholas II. He was assassinated by noblemen who disliked his scandalous behavior and feared that he was exerting undue influence on the royal family.
Rasputin(ræˈspjuːtɪn) (Russian rasˈputin)
(Biography) Grigori Efimovich (ɡriˈɡɔrij jɪˈfiməvitʃ). ?1871–1916, Siberian peasant monk, notorious for his debauchery, who wielded great influence over Tsarina Alexandra. He was assassinated by a group of Russian noblemen
Ra•spu•tin(ræˈspyu tɪn, -ˈspyut n)
Grigori Efimovich, 1871–1916, Russian mystic.