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THE MURDER OF GRIGORII RASPUTIN:
A Conspiracy That Brought Down the Russian Empire
by Margarita Nelipa

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The Murder of Grigorii Rasputin: A Conspiracy That Brought Down the Russian Empire, provides startling fresh evidence on one of the most controversial figures of early twentieth century Russian history, Grigorii Rasputin.

It has been argued by many that Rasputin not only had great influence over the last Russian tsar, Nikolai II and his wife, but that he also helped to discredit the tsarist government, which ultimately led to the fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917. Contemporary opinions saw Rasputin variously as a saintly mystic, visionary, healer and prophet and, on the other side of the coin, as a debauched religious charlatan. There has been much uncertainty over Rasputin's life and influence, for accounts of his life have often been based on dubious memoirs, hearsay, and legend.

Margarita Nelipa’s groundbreaking new book is based on a host of previously unknown Russian sources, including primary documents such as newspapers of the day and original police depositions, diaries and Duma documents all translated by the author. Extensive annotations and comprehensive appendices add academic strength to this popular history.

The author is an Australian-based author of Russian descent who has combined her medical and legal background and deep knowledge and love of Russian history to reopen the Rasputin file, challenging many popular held myths about the events leading up the brutal murder of the Russian holy man, the investigations surrounding the case, and the depth of treachery and deceit that surrounded the last crowned Emperor of Russia.

The new materials that Nelipa discovered and translated reveal for the first time the shocking facts surrounding the brutal murder of Rasputin. Nelipa clearly identifies that it was the Russian aristocracy that destroyed Nikolai II and their country in the process, using Rasputin and Alexandra Fyodorovna as their weapons.

Readers will no doubt be shocked when the actions of members of the Russian nobility and the Russian Imperial family are exposed, as well as those of the military leadership. Few, if any, know that there was a plan to murder both Nikolai II and Alexandra Feodorovna.

Nelipa also brings new light on the role of British Intelligence in connection with Rasputin's murder.

For the first time, the subject about Rasputin's burial and the exhumation of his remains, the political reasons behind these decisions and the actual location where those remains were secretly destroyed are also examined.

Margarita Nelipa’s book will not only fascinate, sadden and shock the reader, but also rewrites one of the most tragic and misunderstood chapters of Imperial Russian history and the final days of Nikolai II.

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ITEM # 1030
PUBLISHED:2010
BINDING: Trade Soft Cover Edition
SIZE: 6" x 9"
NO. PAGES: 639
ILLUSTRATIONS: 142 Black & White Photographs
REGULAR PRICE: $39.00

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