The Legendary Murder of Rasputin

By the end of 1916, the extended Romanov family was desperate. Someone had to put a stop to Rasputin. For some reason, the tsar and tsarina appeared to be completely bamboozled by this drunken, filthy man who took bribes and sold government appointments. Perhaps Rasputin sensed he had gone too far. He sent this prophetic letter…

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Rasputin’s Influence Over the Romanovs

Over time, Rasputin became more and more necessary to the Romanovs, at least in Alexandra’s opinion. The monk gradually became a fixture in the palace. He was given unrestrained access to the palace and was casually familiar with the family. Despite the rumors and substantiated stories, nothing could harm him with the Romanovs.   People…

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Unholy Rasputin

Nearly a century has passed since he walked amongst the living, but people still ask, “Who was Rasputin?”   Grigori Yefemovich arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903. His strange appeal introduced him to circles of society to which no peasant ever rose. It’s hard for anyone living now to understand how remarkable Rasputin’s story really is. A…

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