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Rasputin, Grigori

     
Rasputin, Grigori
(1872-1916) a Russian who claimed to be a holy man, and who had a lot of power in the Russian government because of his influence over Alexandra, the wife of the Tsar (=ruler) Nicholas II. He was famous especially for the fact that, when he was murdered by his enemies, they had great difficulty in killing him.

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