Siberia, 1920. A young girl, Varya, sets out on a quest for vengeance. She will travel across Soviet Russia and beyond, guided by a list of five names; the five men who killed her father in the Winter of 1916.
Their victim – Varya’s father – was Grigori Rasputin: a holy fool, mystical healer, and beloved personal advisor to the Russian Tsarina. But now the Tsar and Tsarina are dead, while a red star rises over Moscow. Varya Grigorievna Rasputina must venture right into the heart of the warn-torn Soviet republic, avoiding the suspicion of Lenin’s secret police as she hunts down her father’s murderers.
About the Project
Built upon extensive research, Rasputina explores the characters and conspiracies linked to one of the most notorious assassinations of the 20th century. The story casts Grigori Rasputin not as a ‘Mad Monk,’ but as a loving father, a healer, and a victim of propaganda. There’ll be mayhem, magic and mystery along the way, a veritable orgy of violence and visions; but ultimately, Rasputina aims to show how sometimes history itself can be stranger than fiction.
Writer: Darmon Richter
Illustrator: Diana Naneva