Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Roushie: Григорий Ефимович Распутин [ɡrɪˈɡorʲɪj jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪʨ rɐˈspʊtʲɪn]) (21 January [A.S. 9 January] 1869 – 30 December [A.S. 17 December] 1916) wis a Roushie meestic who is perceived as haein influenced the latter days o the Roushie Emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, an thair ae son Alexei. Rasputin haed aften been cawed the "Mad Monk",[1] while ithers considered him a "strannik" (or religious pilgrim) an even a starets (ста́рец, "elder", a title uisually reserved for monk-confessors), believin him tae be a psychic an faith healer.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rasputin: The Mad Monk [DVD]. USA: A&E Home Video. 2005.