Definition of Rasputin, Grigori in English:

Rasputin, Grigori

proper noun

  • (1871–1916), Russian monk; full name Grigori Efimovich Rasputin. He exerted great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during World War I; 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

/rasˈpyo͞otn/