Grigori Efimovich Rasputin

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Noun1.Grigori Efimovich Rasputin - Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas IIGrigori Efimovich Rasputin - 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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Refreshed, we visited the impressive Yusupov Palace where the notorious assassination of Grigori Rasputin took place.
Still, he dismissed fervently the characterisation by some critics who saw him then as the vintage Grigori Rasputin, the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man and "evil genius" who can bite the finger that feeds him without much of a thought.
FACT MEETS FICTION IN the world of Hellboy, the self-proclaimed holy man Grigori Rasputin has a key role, in that his attempts to bring about the apocalypse actually just summoned up baby Red.
FACT MEETS FICTION IN THE world of Hellboy, the self-proclaimed holy man, Grigori Rasputin, has a key role, in that his attempts to bring about the Apocalypse actually just summoned up baby Red.
The cult comic hero figures include Red himself, vigilante Lobster Johnson, pyrokinetic Liz Sherman, fish-man Abe Sapien, evil sorcerer, Grigori Rasputin, and The Queen of Blood, Nimue.
Incredibly, Anderson found some supporters, including Maria Rasputin, the daughter of 'mad monk' Grigori Rasputin, who was a close adviser to Nicholas and his wife Alexandra.
Roden's portrayal of the hard-living Bohemian lensman was a sensation among critics and audiences in the region, but only the most recent character role for an actor whose range spans Russian mafia figures to Grigori Rasputin in "Hellboy." He's played Viktor in midnight movie "Frankenstein's Army" and the studied intellectual hero of the Czech adaptation of HBO series "In Therapy."
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.
THE LAST DAYS OF RASPUTIN Channel 5, 8pm Helen Rappaport and Dominic Lieven are among the writers, thinkers and historians exploring the downfall and legacy of Grigori Rasputin. The Siberian peasant and faith healer rose from obscurity to become an adviser to Tsar Nicholas II and his family, before being assassinated in December 1916, and the contributors examine whether he was motivated by sex addiction or was a seer who only wanted the best for Russia.
Historians, writers and thinkers in this documentary offer a different take on the man who has over the decades has been described as a "mad monk" and (by Boney M again) 'Russia's greatest love machine.'" 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.
In one of many assassination attempts on Grigori Rasputin, the early 20th century Russian mystic and political adviser to the House of Romanov, sweet pastries were laced with cyanide, which he nevertheless survived eating.

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