The wonderful Miron who was formerly the president of the Oxford University Russian society and who now sings intelligent Russian rap under the name Oxxxymiron pointed out two weeks’ ago that the founder of the OURS was one of the principle assassins in the death of Grigori Rasputin. Yusopov was apparently a rather fey man who, having been dressed as a child like a girl, continued to do so as a teenager partly to get into the Bolshoi to see performances and partly to attract the attentions of older men. I gather the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII counted him as a great beauty and Rasputin seems to have kissed him a few times. He was not a very fine student and the University seems to have modified the exact subject he was reading a few times before he sat his finals. Later on, in 1927, he wrote the definitive book on Rasputin.
As a haemophiliac, I have always had an interest in the mad monk! Here is a quick picture to celebrate his the anniversary of his end.
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Hi Tim, What a great Blog! My dad would be 121 years old today and now I know that Rasputin died on his 21st birthday! Thank you 🙂
YOusopov! Great to see his photo. YOu should be drawing him,, Sir as well!