Grigori Efimovich Rasputin

Definitions of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
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n Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II; was assassinated by Russian noblemen who feared that his debauchery would weaken the monarchy (1872-1916)

Synonyms:
Rasputin
Example of:
starets
a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church

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