Robert Bruce Lockhart

Holding court: Rasputin takes centre stage, with Captain von Lohman of the Ismailovsky Regiment (left) and Colonel Prince Putyatin, Chamberlain of the Imperial Palaces

Rasputin still refuses to die

5 November 2016 9:00 am

When he first came to public notice, Rasputin was described in a Russian newspaper as ‘a symbol. He is not…

Moura Budberg with two of her lovers, H.G. Wells and Maxim Gorky

The spy who loved (a lot): Moura Budberg’s life reads like a thriller — and may have been more interesting than she was herself

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Moura Budberg (1892–1974) had an extraordinary life. She was born in the Poltava region of Ukraine, and as a young…