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 (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.


(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


(ræˈspyu tɪn, -ˈspyut n)

Grigori Efimovich, 1871–1916, Russian mystic.
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Noun1.Rasputin - Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas IIRasputin - Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II; was assassinated by Russian noblemen who feared that his debauchery would weaken the monarchy (1872-1916)
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Polaris is a thrilling and chilling new world where players explore new lands full of powerful enemies like Rasputin and laugh at humorous events like the ballet of Bearishnikov," said Josef Hall, vice president and creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment.
Grigori Rasputin, alias the Mad Monk, was a mystical faith healer whose malign influence on the Russian royal family around the time of the First World War exasperated politicians there of both left and right to such an extent that he was eventually - and extremely messily - assassinated.
What experts, including Helen Rappaport and Dominic Lieven, can agree on is that Grigori Rasputin was a Siberian faith healer who rose from obscurity to become an adviser to Tsar Nicholas II and his family before being assassinated in December ,1916.
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Whatever his reputation as a debaucherer and womaniser, Rasputin had found favour at the top table.
But he looks far from straightforward and the feeling is Rasputin will improve past him fairly easily.
Giorgi Lazarov is a young boy who has inherited the power to predict the future from his grandfather, the famous Grigori Rasputin.
of soulless gargoyle whose megalomania and absolute quest for power would make even Rasputin blush.
1916: Rasputin, influential Russian mystic who was a favourite of Nicholas and Alexandra, was killed by a group of conservatives led by Prince Yusupov.
Khan and Rasputin don't see eye to eye either, making this task increasingly difficult, and other outside sources seek to end them as well.
He wrote more than 100 books, including fiction and history and biographies of famous figures including Anton Chekov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy.