[From BBC news site]
Artem Krechetnikov of BBC Russian examines the grisly murder of Rasputin and finds that some details are more myth than reality.
Few characters in Russian history are as well-known as the mystic from Tobolsk in Siberia, whose name is forever linked to scandal.
He has been called a “sex machine” and “lover” of the Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna. The first description is probably an exaggeration, and the second is simply false.
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