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The Yussupovs / Re: What Did Felix Die From?
« on: April 17, 2005, 11:08:37 AM »
Christopher Dobson writes in his book "Prince Felix Yusupov. The man who murdered Rasputin" (Harrap books, London 1989) pp 194-195:

"He died .... on 27 September 1967 at the age of 80. He had been in great pain for a long time but he never complained. Eventually he fell into a coma and his family and household, including Gugusse IV, gathered around his bedside. One of them told me what happened:
We sat by his bedside for days. suddenly he opened his eyes and they had become a startling blue; they were the bluest I have ever seen. He looked beautiful. A smile lit up his face as if he had seen something wonderful. And then he died. He was quite serene.
He died a saint"

Mr Dobson wrote a good book.

No problem. I won't sell my copy but am able to make a copy and send it to you. No costs. Just mail the address. Rudy

Rasputin / Re: Scholarly studies of Rasputin
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:41:37 AM »
Here are two dissertations:KILCOYNE, MARTIN JOSEPH  The political influence of Rasputin. Diss.  Washington 1961, Mark Kulikowski  Rasputin and the fall of the Romanovs. Diss. NY 1982

Rasputin / Re: Yusupov courtyard where R was shot
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:27:42 AM »
Actually, this is NOT the courtyard, where R was shot. He was shot in the courtyard (little garden) on the frontside (Mojka), to the left, if you are standing in front of the Yussupoff Palace. From the basement, where Yussupoff met with Rasputin, the stairs lead up, to one of the rooms and to one exit into the garden.

The first edition of the book appeared in 1955 in New York, in Russian (izdatelstvo imeni Chekhova). Second edition in 1993 "Logos", St. Petersburg and "Goluboj vsadnik" Dusseldorf. 288 p. Newest edition, Zaharov, Moscow.

Among the books in my "Rasputin" library I do have a copy of Marie Solovieff-Raspoutine: Mon père Grigory Raspoutine. Mémoirs et notes. ed. J Povolozky, Paris 1925. 107 pages. It was her answer to "Journal de Pourichkevitch: Comme j'ai tué Raspoutine", Ed. J. Povolozky. 1924.
In 2000 in Russia and russian appeared Matrena Rasputina: Rasputin. Pochemu? (=Why?). Memoirs, she seems to have written from 1946 till 1960. Ed. Zaharov, Moscow. (Also im my sollection)
Always open for questions,
Rudy, Helsinki, Fin land

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