Tsar Nicolas II -||- Rasputin -||- Discontent and the lure of Communism -||- World War I -||- Bolshevik Revolution
~~~-Russian Revolution & Imperial Russia -~~~
Holy man? Demon? Warlock? Farmer? The debate on who Rasputin truly was is still going on today.
It is agreed that he was from Siberia and was originally a
farmer. It is also agreed that he joined a religious order
soon afterwards, only to leave a few years later. It was as
a priest that Rasputin was probably taught healing techniques
that would assist him later with the Tsarevich. His
ambition was probably natural and his politics was probably
assisted when he was educated by his church.
Rasputins appearance at the Palace and his stay bothered
the conservatives the most simply because he was just a poor
Siberian farmer/monk. To be quite honest, he did not look
very clean or very saving. Some children look upon pictures
of his face today and receive nightmares. Yet the Tsar kept
him. This was because Rasputin had control of the one thing
the Tsar could never deny- his family.
Rumors started to spread, about how Rasputin was the true
Tsar of Russia, and that the Tsarina was having an
affair with him. There were also pictures of him womanizing
the ladies of the upper rank. It further infuriated the
Finally, the nobles decided to take matters into their own hands,
and kill Rasputin. The poisoned him, but a kind of natural
internal body mutation kept the poison from being absorbed.
Rasputin was then shot, stabbed and thrown into the river. He
died by drowning.