Did a British agent murder Rasputin?

Within days of the mystic's death in 1916, rumours were swirling that Britain – terrified by the prospect of Russia unilaterally quitting the First World War – was behind the brutal killing. 
Douglas Smith investigates a century-old murder mystery...

Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin. (Getty Images)

This article was first published in the December 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine

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