Rasputin


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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)
n
(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)

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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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.
Rasputin was a peasant, mystic healer and holy preacher.
Whatever his reputation as a debaucherer and womaniser, Rasputin had found favour at the top table.
However, he looks far from straightforward and the feeling is Rasputin will improve past him fairly easily.
Rasputin was often described as a romantic, mystic visionary.
It will have a narrative based on the vivid dreams of Rasputin and the whole show looks absolutely spectacular.
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Mystical 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.
POPULAR myth has it that sinister Russian monk Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, shot several times by his rivals and finally drowned in the river.
Amid dramatic music and much Debbie McGee-like posturing, they delivered polished performances in a show of occasionally dazzling parts knitted together by a loose narrative based on the life of Rasputin.