December 30, 1916: Killed, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. According to his assassins, Rasputin had been poisoned, shot, and clubbed before being thrown into the Nevka River. The murderers' accounts are not considered particularly accurate. Here, Rasputin is shown in 1914, recovering in the hospital from an earlier assassination attempt.
Grigorii Yefimovich Rasputin, brought into the Imperial Family's circle by Empress Alexandra to help aid in the suffering of her son Tsarevich Alexei. Rasputin was able to assuage the boy's pain but not cure the disease he suffered from (Hemophilia). He was well known for being drunk in public and his scores of affairs with high society woman. For the protection of the Royal image he was murdered by several aristocrats including Prince Felix Yussupov and Grand Duke Dmitrii Pavlovich