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Rasputin - Conspiracy to Murder

As Russia descends into chaos, during the days of World War I, the people burn effigies of Nicholas and Alexandra.  Leading members of the aristocracy believe that Rasputin must go.

Summoned by the Empress, Rasputin is questioned by a leading cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church.  He admits that he merely had a vision of the Virgin Mary - that he did not have an encounter with her.

Meanwhile ... Prince Felix Yussupov asks Rasputin to come to his home.  His wife, he claims, is extremely ill and needs Rasputin's help. 

In fact, Yussupov - and other members of the aristocracy - plan to murder the monk.  On the 16th of December, 1916 - or, using the Gregorian calendar, December 29th - the plot unfolds.

See, also:

Rasputin:  Who Was He?

Rasputin:  Mysterious Healer

Rasputin - Influences Alexandra

Rasputin - Bad Manners

Rasputin - Dismissed and Returned


Rasputin - Did He Use Hypnosis?

Rasputin - Warnings

Rasputin - Gives WWI Advice


Rasputin - Refuses to Die

Rasputin - Nicholas II Abdicates

Rasputin - Prediction Comes True

Ipatiev House - Scene of Execution


Media Credits

Clip from "Rasputin:  Dark Servant of Destiny" (1996) - award-winning film for television.  Copyright, HBO, all rights reserved.  Clip provided as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.

Director
Uli Edel

Writer
Peter Pruce

Studio
HBO

Starring


Tamas Toth (Young Rasputin)
Alan Rickman
Greta Scacchi
Ian McKellen
David Warner
John Wood

Run Time: 104 minutes

 

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