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Rasputin, Grigori

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRasputin, GrigoriGrigori RasputinRas‧pu‧tin, Gri‧go‧ri /ræˈspjuːtɪn, ɡrɪˈɡɔːri/ 🔊 🔊 (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 known especially for his immoral sexual behaviour and for the fact that, when he was murdered by his enemies, they had great difficulty in killing him.
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