Skip to comments.Poisoned, shot and beaten: why cyanide alone may have failed to kill Rasputin
Posted on 06/21/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Theories around the death of Grigori Rasputin still abound 100 years after the event. We examine the scientific credibility of some of the claims.
The end of December 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia, or lover of the Russian queen if you believe the Boney M song, though you probably shouldnt. While the song is undoubtedly a floor-filler, unsurprisingly it is not exactly a reliable historical account of Rasputins life.
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, a mystic and spiritual healer born in Pokrovskoe in Siberia, wielded huge influence over the Russian royal family, particularly Alexandra, the Tsarina, who looked to the spiritual healer to cure her haemophiliac son, Alexei. The life of Rasputin was certainly pretty strange but it is the stories surrounding his death that are the strangest of all.
What is known is that one evening Rasputin went to the Yusupov Palace in St Petersburg at the invitation of Prince Felix Yusupov. Rasputins dead body was recovered from the frozen Neva River days later. No one is completely sure what happened in between these two events.
The most well-known account of the events comes from Prince Yusupov himself in his memoirs Lost Splendour. This autobiography reads more like a boys own adventure story than a reliable historical document and many doubt the authenticity of what he wrote. According to Yusupov, when Rasputin arrived at the palace he was taken down to the cellar where he was given cake and madeira wine. Upstairs, a gramophone played Yankee Doodle Dandy to fool the monk in to believing there was a party in full swing.
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A second lethal glass disappeared into the monks mouth with little apparent effect other than some difficulty swallowing. Asked if he was feeling unwell he replied Yes, my head is heavy and Ive a burning sensation in my stomach. A third glass of tainted wine only seemed to revive him. Having ingested their whole stock of cyanide, the group of assassins were somewhat at a loss as to what to do next.
So they shot him.
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Rasputin’s name contains the syllables “putin”.
Makes you go hmmm.....
It is hard to “put down” such an evil, demon possessed servant of Satan, the “god of this world”.
Rasputin was behind the hacking of the election, I hope he keeps it up.
Hack more, Rasputin. Hack like you don't even care.
Hack on, hacker.
They should have used iocaine powder.
Love, Dread Pirate Roberts
Must have been a Republican Party..................
DAVID GERGEN, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST ... [Donald Trump is] like the Rasputin of American politics. He never gets killed.
Just a theory on why the cyanide had no effect.
He may have suspected some attempt on his life and as a precaution he could have eaten a couple daffodil bulbs.
Daffodil bulbs contain atropine, the antidote for cyanide and many nerve agents. Atropine via daffodil bulbs will give you an upset stomach but won’t kill you.
Rasputin was double-tough. Hate to meet him in the woods during deer season!
Is Putin a version of Rasputin?
RE: Is Putin a version of Rasputin?
The only way to find out is to do what they did to the mad monk himself .....
I have never believed he was he Tsarina’s lover. Look at that face.
I wonder how he eats pu$$y.
You do realize that he's been dead for over 100 years?
> Rasputins name contains the syllables putin. Makes you go hmmm..... <
Here’s another one for you. There’s a very old Russian folk saying that goes like this: The Russian Empire will begin with a Mikhail, and end with a Mikhail.
Well, the first czar was Mikhail of Tver. And the leader of the Soviet Union when it collapsed was....Mikhail Gorbachev.
Cyanid is not a neurotoxin, and atropine would not be an antidote. It prevents aerobic metabolism, killing through hypoxia.
I think I read that his body was exhumed a year(?) or so after death and then burned, during which he appeared to sit up.
Yes that would make it pretty difficult lol
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Sounds like he did two out of three.
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