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She spoke with Jane Ciabattari about playing with Russian history and the Rasputin myth.
Part of what Rasputin did for the royal family was healing their youngest.
The gossip of the time speculated that Rasputin was having sex with the tsarina and her daughters.
"Of course I shall not," remarked Rasputin, with that crafty grin of his.
It is said that Rasputin had one of his friends serving as physician to the Tsar and that he kept Nicholas drugged.Lest We Forget|John Gilbert Thompson
Rasputin was out with Azef, so Paula declared that she would wait till their return.
Further search revealed a human body, which proved to be the corpse of no less a person than the notorious monk Rasputin himself.
Whatever Trepov's motives might be in fighting Protopopov and Rasputin he was helping the opposition.Bolshevism|John Spargo
acquired name (Russian, literally "debauchee") of Grigory Yefimovich Novykh (c.1872-1916), mystic and faith healer who held sway over court of Nicholas II of Russia. His nickname is from his doctrine of "rebirth through sin," that true holy communion must be preceded by immersion in sin. His name used figuratively in English from 1937 for anyone felt to have an insidious and corrupting influence.