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Rasputin

Grigori Efimovich . ?1871--1916, Siberian peasant monk, notorious for his debauchery, who wielded great influence over Tsarina Alexandra. He was assassinated by a group of Russian noblemen
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Rasputin. From the epilogue to the trade-paperback edition of Hellboy: Conqueror Worm © 2002 Mike Mignola. ART BY MIKE MIGNOLA.

Rasputin

(pop culture)
Long a staple of occult lore, Grigori Rasputin, the Mad Monk of Russian history, appears as a villain in Mike Mignola's Hellboy comics. In Mignola's version, Rasputin has real powers of immortality, and appears as a bald, imposing magician with powerful multi-dimensional sorcerous abilities. According to the tale in Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (1994), after escaping the ruins of the Revolution, Rasputin holed up for a while in Italy before teaming with the occult-obsessed Nazis for more mystical experimentation. Rasputin became involved in a Nazi plan called “Ragna Rok,” which would result in a demonic invasion of Earth. A trip to the North Sea in 1944 to summon a demon resulted in the birth of Hellboy, but an English mystic intercepted the summoning, and Hellboy ended up being raised by Professor Bruttenholm, who trained the young demon to become the world's greatest paranormal investigator. Forty years later, Rasputin returned, having awoken a demon from beyond named Sadu-Hem, and planned to use the pyrokinetic powers of Hellboy's teammate Liz Sherman to breach the walls of our dimension to unleash a horde of monsters upon Earth. In the final battle, Rasputin tried to use his role as Hellboy's creator to bring him to the dark side. “If you kill me you will never know who you are,” Rasputin taunted. Hellboy resisted temptation and fought to save Liz, sending Rasputin to parts unknown, doubtless to regroup for another assault on Earth. In the 2004 film Hellboy, Rasputin is the main villain, played by Karl Roden. Among the movie's merchandising tie-ins were Mezco's 8-inch Rasputin action figure (with a smaller baby Hellboy figure) and a Hellboy-Rasputin “Mtz-Itz” two-pack of mini-figures. Although the origin story in which he appears isn't the best Hellboy yarn, Rasputin's fabled reputation makes him fit right in to Mignola's spooky, supernatural world.

Rasputin

(1871–1916) debauchee who preached and practised doctrine mixing religious fervor with sexual indulgence. [Russ. Hist.: NCE, 1770]

Rasputin

immoral person of tremendous power and seeming invulnerability. [Russ. Hist.: Espy, 339–340]
See: Evil
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Padre de cuatro hijos, Rasputin, mistico ruso, hombre de sombras, llego a ser no solo el principal influyente del gobierno de Rusia durante mas de una decada sino que practicamente era el quien movia los hilos del poder y que situo el pecado como forma de acercamiento con Dios--pretendia darse la apariencia de Jesucristo--cumple este diciembre cien anos de su muerte, la que se vio forzada a llevarselo a la edad de 47 anos.
Ten years later, he still growled at that same shepherd.' 'Rasputin would never hit a dog,' Tatiana frowned.
high as they tour and perform all the hits such as Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rivers of Babylon, and Holiday, among others -- which is what you can expect in Doha, too.
Ruben Chico, el personaje mas joven de la obra, el escritor que llega con su uniforme del Instituto Nacional a cada sesion del taller literario, ese que podria ser el representante del futuro, despues de haber escuchado y narrado en el escenario la historia de don Carlos y dona Sofia, la de don Orlando Letelier, la de don Carmelo Soria, la de Rasputin y la familia Romanov, cierra la obra con el siguiente parlamento: "Esta historia no es mia, dice, pero quiero contarla por si llega a salvar a alguien".
Historians, writers and thinkers in this documentary offer a different take on the man who has over the decades has been described as a "mad monk" and (by Boney M again) 'Russia's greatest love machine.'" What experts, including Helen Rappaport and Dominic Lieven, can agree on is that Grigori Rasputin was a Siberian faith healer who rose from obscurity to become an adviser to Tsar Nicholas II and his family before being assassinated in December ,1916.
A part of treasure of world literature, Rasputin's writing is read with enthusiasm worldwide.
Playmaker: she pulls him close to whisper in his ear as they chat amongst clubbers at hip Parisian nightspot Rasputin
Harrison has written a love story, nothing more, nothing less, where the cruel thunder of history can't compete with the enchantment inside Rasputin's daughter's head." JEROME CHARYN
"They didn't go that quick and I was conscious that Johnny Murtagh would lead on Rasputin because he had the experience, but when I asked my fella he quickened well and ran all the way to the line.
Grigory Rasputin (born 1870, died 1916 by assassination) was a nearly illiterate, highly intelligent, religious man who was philosemitic.
But he looks far from straightforward and the feeling is Rasputin will improve past him fairly easily.