Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
Biography: Rasputin -- The Mad Monk is a 50-minute A&E biographical profile of imperial Russian monk Gregory Rasputin. The program examines the controversial life of the uneducated peasant who preached God's word but practiced corruption. Highlights include scholarly analysis of Rasputin's bizarre influence over the czar of Russia, and details of his death at the hands of a group of angry Russian aristocrats are provided. Period accounts and rare photographs are featured.
Czar, influence, monk, Russia