Grigori Rasputin Height

Salt, gathered from the tears of a thousand angels, restraining the essence of Sammael, the Hellhound. The Seed of Destruction. This I can promise, Sammael, for every one of you that falls, two shall arise.

~ Grigori Rasputin

Russian mystic, Grigori Rasputin is known for his influence over the family of Nicholas II – the last Emperor of Russia -- actually no! 

Let’s just say that a look from this sinister-looking fellow was enough to make young women faint and curdle milk.

About Grigori Rasputin's Real Height

Rasputin looked like a big man -- it is hard to be intimidating when you are just 5’3” or so. Anyway, Rasputin's height was a key part of his intimidating aura.

What little sources there are about his physical stature do agree that he was 6 feet 3 inches or 6’4" tall.

This is a bit astonishing since in the late 19th century the average height of men in Russia was no more than 5’7”. But it certainly happens every now and then – Abraham Lincoln was also 6'4” at the same time.

Perhaps Rasputin wasn't as tall as Abraham Lincoln -- though at the same time, he was not as small as his modern namesake (sort of) Vladimir Putin (5'6½").

From what we have seen of Rasputin we do think he was a 'big-boned' man. But because of the lack of any good sources, we are putting the lower number here.

The height of Grigory Rasputin was

6 ft 3 in (193 cm)

Grigory Rasputin standing with Vladimir Putin and Gwendoline Christie
Grigori Rasputin standing with Vladimir Putin (5 ft 6½ inches in his prime) and Gwendoline Christie (6 ft 3½ in)

When the bell tolls three times, it will announce that I have been killed. If I am killed by common men, you and your children will rule Russia for centuries to come; if I am killed by one of your stock, you and your family will be killed by the Russian people! Pray Tsar of Russia. Pray.

~ Grigori Rasputin