1. Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly writing a musical based on the Russian madman.
2. Rasputin means ”debauched one.” His real name? Grigory Efimovich Novykh.
3. He defied monastic convention by spicing up holy doctrine, believing we near God only in a state of sexual exhaustion.
4. In December 1916, he was poisoned, shot, and finally bound and thrown into the Neva River. Then he died. — Karyn L. Barr
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