Episode #29 – Who Killed Rasputin? (Part II)

If there is anything stranger than the life of Grigori Rasputin, then it has be his unbelievable death. As Rasputin’s influence at court increased the rumours about his debauched personal life became even more intense. Could it be that he had actually seduced the Tsarina? His meddling in the Tsarist government eventually earned him powerful enemies who were happy to put the peasant out of his misery. But perhaps these assassins bit off a little more than they could chew. Tune in and find out how cool code names, cyanide laced cream puffs, and a well-placed genital wart all play a role in the story.

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