Fabergé Eggs, Rasputin
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 510
- Jun 8, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:47 mins
The Rarest Eggs Guest: Kieran McCarthy, Managing Director, Wartski, Court Jewellers of London, and author, "Fabergé in London: The British Branch of the Imperial Russian Goldsmith" The Imperial Easter Eggs are extravagant symbols of wealth and craftsmanship, but a number of the famous eggs have been missing for over a hundred years. Kieran McCarthy recounts the day one the missing eggs was rediscovered, entirely by accident. The Mad Monk of Russia Guest: Douglas Smith, historian, translator, and author, "Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs" He is known today as “The Mad Monk of Russia,” but what is the true story of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin? And why is it so hard to separate fact from fiction?