The British Plot to Assassinate Rasputin

An agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service assassinating a Russian Monk with purported psychic powers? It sounds like a plot point from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century series. While the premise does have the flavor of fiction, it's actually part of a factual story… » 7/11/12 8:00am 7/11/12 8:00am

Walt Disney didn't put Rasputin in the Haunted Mansion to avoid being…

When Walt Disney was building Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride in the 1960s, he rejected a proposed portrait of the almost unkillable Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. How come? He was afraid of lawsuits from Rasputin's relations. » 3/22/11 2:25pm 3/22/11 2:25pm