Prince-killer: the true story of the killer Rasputin
He was one of the most distinguished, wealthy and beautiful people on the planet. He committed the most famous murder of the century, and he had nothing for it.
He lived a long life full of pleasant adventures and died in old age in Paris, surrounded by loving relatives and fans. No, you would not want to change his biography with him.
The name "Felix" means "lucky." But if the majority of citizens call so babies mostly in a fit of paternal and maternal optimism, then the parents of Prince Felix Yusupov, rather, simply stated a fact. The small child in the silk diapers belonged to the noblest and richest family of the Russian Empire.
Neither Feleh nor his elder brother Nikolasha had any trouble associated with the upbringing of “true aristocrats”: their mother, Princess Zinaida Yusupova, adored her kids and indulged them beyond measure.
This high-born beauty, who was raised as the future queen,the bride of one of the European monarchs, upset her relatives by marrying the simple count Felix Sumarokov-Elston and preferring private family life to the role of a state activist.
Since she was the last representative of the Yusupov family, by imperial decree, her husband was given the name and title of spouse, and all his life, according to eyewitness accounts, treated Zinaida Nikolaevna with more respect than usual for husbands towards their wives. In any case, the prince did not dare to interfere in the cause of raising his sons, and his mother raised them to nervous, sensitive and uncontrollably selfish.