Grigori Efimovich, 1871–1916, Siberian peasant monk who was very influential at the court of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra.
any person who exercises great but insidious influence.
Rasputin (ræˈspjuːtɪn, Russian rasˈputin)
Grigori Efimovich (ɡriˈɡɔrij jɪˈfiməvitʃ). ?1871--1916, Siberian peasant monk, notorious for his debauchery, who wielded great influence over Tsarina Alexandra. He was assassinated by a group of Russian noblemen