The murder of Grigori Rasputin

On the 100th anniversary of Rasputin's murder, Douglas Smith, author of Rasputin, explains why the final hours of the holy man's life remain a subject of intense curiosity and speculation a century later.

21/12/2016
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On the 100th anniversary of Rasputin's murder, Douglas Smith, author of Rasputin, explains why the final hours of the holy man's life remain a subject of intense curiosity and speculation a century later.

'Rasputin was murdered early on the morning of 17 December at the home of Felix Yusupov and his dead body dumped in a branch of the Neva River. This we know for certain. What happened in the final hours of Rasputin's life remains a subject of intense curiosity and speculation a century later.

Here is the story that has most often been told...'

Rasputin

by Douglas Smith

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