The Life and Death of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin.
Rasputin is best known for his role as a mystical adviser in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia.
Who Was Rasputin?
After failing to become a monk, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin became a wanderer and eventually entered the court of Czar Nicholas II because of his alleged healing abilities. Known for his prophetic powers, he became a favorite of the Nicholas's wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, but his political influence was minor. Rasputin became swept up in the events of the Russian Revolution and met a brutal death at the hands of assassins in 1916. Read more >>