Ta-ra Rasputin


One hundred years ago today: crazed cleric Rasputin was killed in St Petersburg in a famously protracted attack whose perpetrators included the cross-dressing Russian prince Felix Yusupov. You can read all about it in his recently reissued memoirs, Lost Splendour.

And with that book recommendation, and the promise of more soon to come, I will sign off for 2016 and wish you all light and joy for the new year.




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