RUSSIA: Death of Rasputin

In all its calculated horror Prince Felix Yussupov, cousin by marriage to Tsar Nicholas II, tells in a book Rasputin* (ras-poo-teen), published in the U. S. last week, how the peasant monk wove a "tangle of dark intrigue, egotistical self-seeking, hysterical madness and vainglorious pursuit of power, which wrapped the throne in an impenetrable web and isolated the monarch from his people"; how in greasy boots he walked over the imperial parquets; how he gained almost complete mastery over the Tsar and Tsarina; how Prince Yussupov and the Grand Duke Dimitri, murdered...

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