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'Catherine the Great' Fans Want to Know: Did the Empress Really Kill Her Husband?

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"Do you think she even likes men? She eats them and spits them out," Minister Panin (Rory Kinnear) poses the flippant question in a crucial scene of the new HBO miniseries, Catherine the Great. 

Panin's character description doesn't hit that far from the truth. Reputed for her opulent lifestyle and good taste in men, the empress left a lasting impact on Russian history, and 18th-century aristocrats. 

But are the history buffs to be believed in? Did Catherine the Great kill her husband? 

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