Prince Youssoupoff was an aristocrat of character. Felix made his name, fame, and living on being the man who killed Rasputin.
Prince Youssoupoff was an aristocrat of character. When the moment for action came, when the monk's evil influence over the czar and czarina became unbearable, he and his friends decided that they must get rid of the monster. He tells how Rasputin courted him and tried to hypnotize him, and how finally they decoyed him to the basement of the prince's palace.
Prince Felix Yousssoupoff is best known as one of the murderers of Gregory Rasputin just before the Russian Revolution. He was a member of one of Russia's most aristocratic families, and in this memoir, originally published in the 1950s, he gives us a glimpse of life for a nobleman in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Life was certainly rich, if not always good, for Prince Felix. A more open and informative biography of Prince Felix, The Man Who Killed Rasputin, by Greg King, was published several years ago and will help fill in the gaps left by Felix's own work. 58 people found this helpful.
Lost Splendor: The Amazing Memoirs of the Man Who Killed Rasputin. I agree when King says "we will never know with any certainty the true nature of the events of that night at the Moika Palace", but the source for crucial pieces of his "evidence" is shoddy at best. A story he heard from someone who heard it from the sister-in-law of one of Felix's servants. Really? I can't believe he had the nerve to quote this in a serious history book.
First published in 1953, this is the memoir of Prince Felix Youssoupoff. Married to a niece of the Tsar, he killed the powerful monk Rasputin with the aid of his cousin-by-marriage, Grand Duke Dimitri, because they felt Rasputin's reputation was becoming a danger to the Romanoff dynasty.
by Prince Youssoupoff (Author), Felix Youssoupoff (Author). The "splendor" part was easy to believe. Felix Yousupov killed Rasputin and freely admitted it, but he was an important royal person and escaped punishment. The killing process was amazing. The background for both the Count and Rasputin is fascinating. What a tempestuous time it was. Good book.
Born to great riches, master of vast feudal estates and many palaces, Felix Youssoupoff led the life of a grand . More than any other single event, the assassination of Rasputin helped to bring about the cataclysmic upheaval that ended in the advent of the Soviet regime
Born to great riches, master of vast feudal estates and many palaces, Felix Youssoupoff led the life of a grand lord in the days before the Russian Revolution. Married to a niece of Czar Nicholas II, he could observe at close range the rampant corruption and intrigues of the imperial court, which culminated in the rise to power of the sinister monk Rasputin. More than any other single event, the assassination of Rasputin helped to bring about the cataclysmic upheaval that ended in the advent of the Soviet regime. In 1919, the Youssoupoffs left Russia. They sold two Rembrandt paintings (now in the National Gallery in Washington), as well as Princess Irina's jewelry.
Prince Felix Youssoupoff . Prince Felix Yusupov, one of Imperial Russia’s richest and most beautiful men. Assassin of Grigori Rasputin. These records have been published and M. Gilliard, the Tsarevich’s tutor, has told the whole story in his book The Tragic Fate of Nicholas II. - Prince Felix Youssoupoff, Lost Splendor.
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Born to great riches, lord of vast feudal estates and many palaces, Felix Youssoupoff led the life of a grand seigneur in the days before the Russian Revolution
Born to great riches, lord of vast feudal estates and many palaces, Felix Youssoupoff led the life of a grand seigneur in the days before the Russian Revolution.