Rasputin’s Penis: Hoax or Not?

image The Russian Museum of Erotica, newly opened in St. Petersburg, has been crowing about its acquisition of the penis of Rasputin (the mad mystic and lover of the wife of the Russian Tsar). A photo accompanying the many news reports about this unusual exhibit shows an attractive young woman staring rather in awe at the huge, grotesque thing as it floats in formaldehyde (there's another picture here). It definitely looks like a penis, but is it Rasputin's penis (which, according to legend, was 13 inches long)?

As it turns out, Rasputin's penis has had a rather colorful history since its separation from his body. Here are some of the highlights. In 1916 Rasputin and his penis parted ways due to the machinations of a murdering gang of angry nobles. But, according to rumor, a maid found the bodiless member at the crime scene and saved it. During the 1920s a group of Russian women living in Paris acquired it (or acquired something that they believed to be his penis) and worshipped it as a kind of holy relic, while keeping it inside a wooden casket. Rasputin's daughter, Marie, didn't like the idea of her Dad's penis hanging out with these women, so she demanded the thing back. And it presumably stayed with her until she died in California in 1977. It then disappeared for a while until it came into the possession of Michael Augustine, who found it tucked away in a velvet pouch along with some of Marie Rasputin's manuscripts that he bought at a lot sale. Augustine sold the well-travelled penis to Bonham's auction house who then discovered (surprise, surprise!) that what they had bought was not a penis, but instead a sea cucumber.

That's where events stood in 1994. Now, ten years later the Russian Museum of Erotica is claiming that they have Rasputin's penis. Igor Knyazkin, the director of the Museum, claims that he bought it from a French antiquarian for $8,000. Which just begs the question: where did this French antiquarian get the penis from? One might also wonder why the Museum's penis is preserved in fluid, whereas all early accounts of Rasputin's penis describe it as dried out.

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Posted on Wed Jun 23, 2004


Man, to mr random two comments above me, you need to calm down. Very good facts though, I knew it was clearly a penis but wasn't quite sure if it was a human's or a horses but I'm no penis expert so you can't blame me. Thank god to having the cockolagist though, a seemingly experienced and well educated man in the anatomy of mamal penises we now know who to turn to if we're curious of looks, size, girth, or even taste differences in the penises of various species. watever, this comment is three years late anyways, but i'll still enjoy the article and laugh at the humiliating dumb arrogance of others.
Posted by AvtomatKalashnikova  on  Sun Oct 25, 2009  at  07:37 PM
Srry meant to say the person second last on the first comment page list.
lol. wat irony
Posted by AvtomatKalashnikova  on  Sun Oct 25, 2009  at  07:39 PM
Rasputin's penis in Russian museum picture hoax or not make up your own mind

Posted by ron  in  london uk  on  Sat Nov 14, 2009  at  02:15 PM
I was a student in st.petrsburg in russia, when in 1997 on a trip to one of the museums our russian teacher showed us the preserved 12" penis of rasputin , so this story of an erotic museum opened in 2004 having it is news to me. It was already in one of the museums when I was at uni
Posted by dimithri  in  uk  on  Sun Dec 20, 2009  at  03:04 PM
^Bullshit, dimithri. Somebody lied to you. Or you're lying to us. Take your pick.
Posted by Ryan T.  on  Tue Dec 22, 2009  at  02:12 AM
That thing, what ever it really is, it's highly unlikely that it is Rasputin's, even if it is a dick. Also, about a quarter of it appears to be "guts". What would normally be the internalized portion of the cock. Thus, making it's true length nothing impressive. Again, assuming it's even a human dick as all.

I really believe it's just a ploy to get national attention focused on this little erotic museum.
Posted by LateNight  in  Florida  on  Thu Jan 07, 2010  at  02:26 AM
Yeah...I don't bother you all...if God has created someone's dick big and long enough before why we don't accept that was a Rasputin's dick...you tell me? Rasputin was God's creature too with some plus tools within his body!?????
Posted by Christian Sidenden  in  Indonesia  on  Sun Jan 10, 2010  at  07:33 AM
It is a streetlight.
Posted by Geo. Dukk  in  Moscow  on  Mon Jan 11, 2010  at  07:00 AM
Why even debate this? take a DNA swab from one of his grandchildren and match it with the dick seriously people is this really that hard??
Posted by JimBo  on  Wed Jan 13, 2010  at  06:05 AM
quote:(is this really that hard??)

I would think that after all this time it would be
quite soft(grin) grin
Posted by ron  in  london uk  on  Wed Jan 13, 2010  at  07:12 AM
"Is this really that hard?" lol

Actually, after all that time, I'm not so sure any usable DNA could be had from that soggy old thing. It could be broken down by now.
Posted by LateNight  in  Florida  on  Wed Jan 20, 2010  at  01:34 PM
So that's where my penis my went.
Posted by Rasputin  in  Saint Petersburg, Russia  on  Tue Feb 16, 2010  at  03:48 AM
how many long the rushputin's penis
Posted by jhone  in  bangladesh  on  Fri Feb 19, 2010  at  05:40 AM
There's some pecker-lengthening surgery that involves cutting a tendon that ordinarily holds the last 1-2" inside. There's obviously nothing left of Rasputin's "inside" anymore. .
Posted by French maid costume  in  US  on  Fri Mar 26, 2010  at  09:56 PM
personally I think it looks rather small...
Posted by Felix  in  UK  on  Mon May 03, 2010  at  09:23 AM
Tut-Tut Felix! jealousy in a man is SO unattractive...when I last saw yours there was no comparison ... have you had surgery?
Posted by EveUK  in  London  on  Wed May 26, 2010  at  11:35 AM
People are really arguing over a penis. Wow. Internet Fight!!!

Either way it is not real. So it's over.
Posted by Alicia  on  Sat Jun 05, 2010  at  10:13 AM
Any woman in this fake world wants to see how the male organ was...........she has to visit Athen's museum and stay in front of a marble statue.
Posted by Miltiades  in  Athens Greece  on  Tue Jun 15, 2010  at  07:21 PM
It was stated that the object is a sea cucumber.
Have you ever seen???
Posted by Miltiades  in  Athens Greece  on  Tue Jun 15, 2010  at  08:11 PM
one big donga
Posted by jordan  on  Tue Jun 15, 2010  at  08:14 PM
There's a penis named Elmo that belongs to a penis museum in Iceland. This photo of Rasputin's dick doesn't look anything like Elmo or any other Human dick. The one in the jar, claiming to be Rasputin's is way too tapered. Aren't most Human penises more cylindrical, with the sides parallel? Sure, the heads are tapered or cone-shaped. But aren't the shafts or bodies of the penis about the same diameter the whole length?

The one in the jar looks bogus.
Posted by The Captain  in  New Orleans, USA  on  Fri Jul 16, 2010  at  08:40 AM
Too bad the museum isn't in St. Petersburg, FLORIDA!
Posted by Peter Meder  in  St. Petersburg, FL  on  Sat Sep 25, 2010  at  09:26 PM
right, in the jar that penis must be soft becuase having a boner while detached from your body but be impossible. so i 13 inch flaccid penis...
yer right!
Posted by michael  on  Tue Oct 19, 2010  at  03:43 PM
how is it possible that he lives with such a small penis
Posted by vink  on  Sun Nov 14, 2010  at  02:56 PM
it's not a penis it's a dead midget baby,
but it is frequently mistaken for that, and for
a Canaanite
Posted by Balthazar  in  12th century russia  on  Wed Dec 08, 2010  at  08:11 AM
it's totally real. but no seriously.. can you imagine how much that would hurt..?
Posted by Carl  in  the united states of america  on  Mon Jan 10, 2011  at  01:28 PM
John Holmes was said to have 14 inches.
Posted by Fred Navailhon  in  Louisiana  on  Thu May 26, 2011  at  09:12 AM
One can only wonder why a museum of erotica is present in a place that wholly ignores homosexuality.

I heard that this has been disproved as a sea cucumber. I read in John Long's book about the evolution of vertebrate sex, that the largest recorded human penis was measured erect by a rather notorious gynecologist at the turn of last century, in his famous study on penis length. It was 13 and a half inches long, which is a good deal bigger than I would have expected. Surely those people with truly enormous dicks must have trouble with sexual stamina, in order to keep them fully erect, think of how much blood it takes. They would probably be penetrating, but not long-lasting in the bedroom.

Thus, Rasputin would have only gained his reputation if his penis was big, but not gargantuan. Rumors and folklore would later add inch upon inch until his reputation would grow far bigger than his original member.
Posted by Timothy Morris  on  Sun Oct 20, 2013  at  03:34 AM
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