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Title: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 13, 2017, 07:52:20 AM
Hi Forum members,

Delighted to confirm that my fully revised work KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire, is now available in e-book format for pre-order on Amazon. The print version will be available shortly ....

My publisher's [WILDBLUE PRESS] description:

"At last a book about the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia that lays to rest the myths and reveals the truth about one of the most controversial characters in human history while exploring the impact his murder had on a dynasty, a people, and a country.

Written in three parts, KILLING RASPUTIN begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. Part Two examines the infamous murder of Rasputin through the lens of a “cold case” homicide investigation. And lastly, the book considers the connection between a cold-blooded assassination and the revolution that followed; a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union.

Unique about this book on Rasputin, is that the author combines Russian heritage (her parents were forced out of Russia during World War II and arrived as refugees in Australia in 1948) with medical science and legal training. Nelipa relied on Russian-language sources that she translated rather than depend on the interpretations of others. Her primary sources include police documents and witness testimonies, an autopsy report, diaries, letters and memoirs written in their native language by the participants in these historic events. Secondary sources include Russian-languages newspapers and other publications from that era. The narrative is copiously referenced and augmented with photographs (including graphic forensic photographs) and other documents, some of them published here for the first time.

Step into the imperial court of a 300-year-old dynasty in its final days with one of the most fascinating characters ever to grab our imaginations, judge whether Margarita Nelipa makes her case regarding his death, and if you agree that it was “the murder that ended the Russian empire.”

See: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TZ41H/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D0PHGFZE1C0NAS1YWZ96[/color]

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20Rasputin%20book%20new%20design%20May%202017.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sadbear/media/My%20Rasputin%20book%20new%20design%20May%202017.jpg.html)

Thank you for your interest,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Inok Nikolai on May 13, 2017, 09:04:27 AM
How does it differ from the original version?
New research, new discoveries?
Please give us a brief comparison of the two books.
Thank you!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 14, 2017, 11:40:28 PM
How does it differ from the original version?
New research, new discoveries?
Please give us a brief comparison of the two books.
Thank you!



Hello Inok Nikolai,

The Rasputin book on which this one is based was published in 2010 by a boutique publisher. Despite its small print run, it attracted a keen audience including several universities and schools who continued to express interest in the now out-of-print book. During the intervening period, I acquired several new archival files, documents (letters and telegrams), obtained new photographs and a clearer set of forensic police photos, some which have never been published elsewhere. Though the content is largely similar, the book presents strengthened evidence regarding the conduct of this murder and its aftermath. I also took the opportunity to correct a few minor errors and remove some extraneous material. My updated manuscript was recently accepted for publication by a large publishing house (Wild Blue Press) in the U.S., which will enable the truth about Rasputin and the manner of his death, to receive a wider audience.

Hope this helps,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Inok Nikolai on May 15, 2017, 02:54:42 PM
Spasibo!
That sort of explanation is precisely what I (and, no doubt, others) had in mind.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: TimM on May 18, 2017, 07:31:08 AM
Looks good.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 18, 2017, 09:14:26 AM
Looks good.

Thank you!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 18, 2017, 09:19:20 AM
New details about my forthcoming book "KILLING RASPUTIN The Murder that Ended the Russian Empire":

With modification on my part - this is a page taken from my publisher's, WildBlue Press website that is currently promoting a fragment of text and one set of photographs that will appear in my forthcoming book ...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/MY%20RASPUTIN%20book%20author%20publicity%20on%20WILD%20BLUE%20Press%20site%2014%20May%202017%20p%204%20-%20FB.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sadbear/media/MY%20RASPUTIN%20book%20author%20publicity%20on%20WILD%20BLUE%20Press%20site%2014%20May%202017%20p%204%20-%20FB.jpg.html)

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: LisaDavidson on May 18, 2017, 08:50:23 PM
Congratulations, Margarita!
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Post by: wakas on May 18, 2017, 10:56:32 PM
I think I'm gonna buy your book, Margarita, as it looks pretty interesting. It's been a few years since I wanted to do it but it was always "out of stock" on Amazon. I'm delighted to see it's been reprinted, and with new infos inside :)
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Post by: Belochka on May 19, 2017, 07:06:18 PM
Congratulations, Margarita!

Thank you very much Lisa!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 19, 2017, 07:08:37 PM
I think I'm gonna buy your book, Margarita, as it looks pretty interesting. It's been a few years since I wanted to do it but it was always "out of stock" on Amazon. I'm delighted to see it's been reprinted, and with new infos inside :)

I am glad that you have made this decision. Thank you in advance!
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Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 19, 2017, 07:30:37 PM
This book is on my must read list Margarita.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 21, 2017, 07:59:26 PM
This book is on my must read list Margarita.

I appreciate it!

Best regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 22, 2017, 09:08:34 PM
Thrilled to share the first review for "KILLING RASPUTIN" ...

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Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 28, 2017, 08:40:22 PM
Only three days to go before my book is launched by Wild Blue Press ...

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Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: rudy3 on May 29, 2017, 02:29:58 AM
Only three days to go, before the Kindle version of the book should reach my inbox..... Really looking forward to this new edition of a very good original edition.
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Post by: Belochka on May 29, 2017, 06:49:32 PM
Only three days to go, before the Kindle version of the book should reach my inbox..... Really looking forward to this new edition of a very good original edition.

Thank you for letting me know.

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 31, 2017, 08:05:48 PM
The e-book: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended the Russian Empire is now available for purchase and the softback format will become available for purchase shortly:

See: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TZ41H/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D0PHGFZE1C0NAS1YWZ96

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20RASPUTIN%20book%20-%20Day%202%20promotion%201%20June%202017.jpg)

Thank you in advance,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa

Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: rudy3 on June 01, 2017, 04:30:42 AM
The Kindle edition arrived, one day before schedule, so I am very happy. However, I advice to go for the real book, as the Kindle edition lacks most of the pictures. Only a view pictures are reproduced, and the link: View more photos online at ... does not go anywhere. It is a pity to read in the text about photos you are not able to see. This, though, only little diminishes the value and interest of the book itself!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 01, 2017, 05:52:33 AM
Thank you for letting me know Rudy. I have informed my publisher and hope this issue will be resolved as soon as practicable.

Regards,

Margarita
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Post by: Belochka on June 04, 2017, 09:43:51 PM
Now that the softback and kindle editions are available on Amazon, I thought it would be helpful to provide members on this Forum with the Table of Contents of "KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder that Ended the Russian Empire", just click on the image to enlarge it ...

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Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 09, 2017, 08:45:28 PM
I really like the front and back covers of the softback edition that was created by my publisher, Wild Blue Press. Simply click on the image below to enlarge it ...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20RASPUTIN%20book%20-%202017-6%20front%20and%20back%20cover.jpg)

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 21, 2017, 06:33:41 PM
Absolutely delighted with this five star review (in part) on Amazon that was provided by a retired English professor:


"a well-researched, in-depth exposition of the unique, mysterious, historic figure, Rasputin. I was impressed with the breadth of research as well as the orderly presentation that author Margarita Nelipa uses to present her case. Indeed, this tome could well be a college level textbook!"

Thank you very much!

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Geniebeanie on June 27, 2017, 07:58:51 PM
I just started reading this book on my kindle fire.  It is a enjoyable read. Miami about a quarter done.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 29, 2017, 07:30:16 AM
I just started reading this book on my kindle fire.  It is a enjoyable read. Miami about a quarter done.

Thank you for purchasing the e-book and letting me know that you did so. I hope you will continue to enjoy reading it to its end. Your feedback on Amazon would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Galitzine on August 04, 2017, 05:23:40 AM
RASPUTIN  by Douglas SMITH (published 2017 by Pan MacMillan)  is the definitive, comprehensive & best researched work on this subject. Also it's very readable. I urge anyone interested in  the true story of Grigory Efimovich to read this book.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on August 19, 2017, 06:44:15 PM
Did you know that there is an audio book edition available?

See: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Rasputin-Murder-Russian-Empire/dp/B074JJ8STK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1494708034&sr=8-1

Thanks in advance for your interest in my work.

Regards,

Margarita Nelipa
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Post by: Belochka on September 03, 2017, 01:55:52 AM
Thanking John Blackburn for his recent 5 star review:

"This is the best and most comprehensive account of the events that befell Rasputin that I have had the pleasure of reading. Every point that the author has presented is backed up with relevant evidence.

This book is filled with historical information, be sure this is not a 'light and fluffy' account of the 'mad monk', this is a serious analysis of the time period in Russia and what led to the events surrounding Rasputin's death. This books questions previously held misconceptions and challenges the reader.

Would highly recommend to a scholarly audience or Russian history buffs!
"

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on December 23, 2017, 04:46:03 PM
Given that almost 101 years have passed since the day Grigorii Rasputin was brutally murdered in Petrograd, why not consider reading the details about that event today in my revised book, KILLING RASPUTIN The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire?

Thank you in advance,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on January 15, 2018, 04:31:27 PM
Recently I added a new poster on my FB page "KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended the Russian Empire" that presents proof that Grigorii Rasputin was murdered by a weapon that was of Russian military issue.

Full details may of course be read in the book that is published by Wildblue Press and available from them directly or through Amazon in your country and the Van Hoogstraten Bookstore online.

Margarita Nelipa
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Post by: Geniebeanie on March 08, 2018, 10:17:43 PM
I just finished reading this on my Kindle Fire.  Very well written and made him more real.
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Post by: Belochka on March 10, 2018, 06:01:27 AM
I just finished reading this on my Kindle Fire.  Very well written and made him more real.

Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoyed this book. Your feedback on Amazon and or Goodreads would be appreciated.

Regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on August 18, 2018, 08:35:08 PM
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed in relation to my Rasputin book by Ann Marie Ackermann. She is a former U. S. criminal and medical law attorney, now turned author.

I hope you will enjoy the interview that appears on her blog: https://www.annmarieackermann.com/new-evidence-on-rasputins-murder/

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 24, 2019, 08:58:38 PM
I have read the book and here are some errata and comments:
page 37 Lieutenant Schmidt an officer that led a mutiny of the Black Sea Fleet which failed
page 98 Purishkevich 3 carriage train real "Hugh train very well equipped. Which has a operating car, a large Pharmacy, a library, an Officers store and kitchen for 20,000 men."
page 100 Countess Cantacuzene should be Princess
page 101 General Kolchak should be Admiral
page 138 11th Armed forces should be 11th Army this is part of the Austrian Black-Yellow Offensive see online Austria-Hungaries last War 1914-1918 Volume 3 pages 1-199 force this battle
page 174 Felix Yussopov the Elder was fired as Governor of Moscow in 1915 he was not there in 1917
page 193 General Alexeev was not replaced by General Gurko Alexeev fell ill and had to recover and Gurko was the acting chief of staff
page 134 Kovno see upcoming books on Douglas Snith's Rasputin book for what happened
page 323 3rd Rifle Regiment should be 3rd Guards Rifle regiment
page 88 General Belyaev did not become war minster until early 1917 in 1915 he was I believe assistant war Minister
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 24, 2019, 09:19:07 PM
some more errata and comments:
me page 138 should be for not force and page 134 should be upcoming books 2016

page 31 you mention GD NNs children I assume you mean GD NN the elder since the younger didn't have any children
page 50 Beletsky in exile Stephen Beletsky was shot by the Cheka in September 1918
pages 250-1 Purichkevich 3 shots fired according to the writing of Massad Ayoob who is a forensics expert has wrote a number of books, has numerous videos on youtube and analysis gunfights ect. for Purichkevich to get the number of shots he fired wrong is commen Ayoob points out that many police officers and civilians involved in shootings often can't remember how many shots they fired. As for missing Rasputin there are police officers who were excellent shots have better pistols with better sights and a few have missed close range suspects in broad daylight in their first gunfights
page 317 General Ruzski at Stavka he was at Pskov
page 350 General Bartov 1st Caucasian Cavalry division he was the commander of the I Caucasus Corps at this time
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on March 26, 2019, 03:51:09 AM
some more errata and comments:
me page 138 should be for not force and page 134 should be upcoming books 2016

page 31 you mention GD NNs children I assume you mean GD NN the elder since the younger didn't have any children
page 50 Beletsky in exile Stephen Beletsky was shot by the Cheka in September 1918
pages 250-1 Purichkevich 3 shots fired according to the writing of Massad Ayoob who is a forensics expert has wrote a number of books, has numerous videos on youtube and analysis gunfights ect. for Purichkevich to get the number of shots he fired wrong is commen Ayoob points out that many police officers and civilians involved in shootings often can't remember how many shots they fired. As for missing Rasputin there are police officers who were excellent shots have better pistols with better sights and a few have missed close range suspects in broad daylight in their first gunfights
page 317 General Ruzski at Stavka he was at Pskov
page 350 General Bartov 1st Caucasian Cavalry division he was the commander of the I Caucasus Corps at this time

Many thanks for taking the time to offer your comments and corrections.

Best regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 30, 2019, 12:47:36 PM
Glad to be of help>

I should also like to point out that Ayoob and others mention accounts where the suspect is shot 5 or 6 times with a 38 Spl or several times with a 9mm and the suspect still is able to do serious harm or kill the person who shot him before he dies.
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Post by: katmaxoz on April 03, 2019, 05:31:57 AM
Are you also going to be republishing your book on Alexander III which is now out of print?  (curious).

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Post by: Belochka on April 03, 2019, 05:59:25 PM
page 317 General Ruzski at Stavka he was at Pskov

Just to make it clear, in Russian, the word "Stavka" = military headquarters.

As written 4 lines down @ p 317, I did say:

"... the imperial train was detained and stood isolated on a railway track outside of Pskov". 

Rodzianko did indeed contact General  Ruzskii at [his] Stavka!

and @ p 318:

"Guchkov and Shulgin arrived in Pskov …"
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on April 03, 2019, 06:04:26 PM
Are you also going to be republishing your book on Alexander III which is now out of print?  (curious).

Given the interest expressed by you and many others over the past two or so years, I am seriously considering the publication of a new edition.

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 07, 2019, 05:58:38 PM
Margarita
If you do a new publication of your fine Alexander III book please note my comments and errata.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on April 12, 2019, 01:09:03 PM
Margarita
If you do a new publication of your fine Alexander III book please note my comments and errata.

Have done so! Thank you.

Best regards,

Margarita