Definition of Rasputin, Grigori in English:

Rasputin, Grigori

proper noun

  • (1871–1916), Russian monk; full name Grigori Efimovich Rasputin. He came to exert great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during the First World War; this influence, combined with his reputation for debauchery, steadily discredited the imperial family, and he was assassinated by a group loyal to the tsar.

Pronunciation

Rasputin, Grigori

/raˈspjuːtɪn/