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Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich

(ca. 1871–1916). Monk, mystic, adventurer; b. Pokrovskoe, near Tyumen, Tobolsk, Siberia; left his family 1904 and devoted himself to religion; gained influence over czar and czarina; interfered in ch. and secular affairs; noted for debauchery; murdered by nobles.

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