Rasputin - Who Was He?

When Grigory Rasputin was young, people thought he could produce "magic."  So did the Tsarevich Alexei, whom Rasputin later helped to manage his hemophelia. 

Because of the help the "mad monk" gave to the future Tsar of Russia, the Empress Alexandra passionately believed in his ability.  She began to rely on him so much that Russian nobles became greatly concerned about Rasputin's influence in high places.

Who was Rasputin?  And how did he work his way into the imperial household?

See, also:

Rasputin:  Mysterious Healer

Rasputin - Influences Alexandra

Rasputin - Bad Manners

Rasputin - Dismissed and Returned

Rasputin - Did He Use Hypnosis?

Rasputin - Warnings

Rasputin - Gives WWI Advice

Rasputin - Conspiracy to Murder

Rasputin - Refuses to Die

Rasputin - Nicholas II Abdicates

Rasputin - Prediction Comes True

Ipatiev House - Scene of Execution


Media Credits

Clip from "Rasputin:  Dark Servant of Destiny" (1996) - award-winning film for television.  Copyright, HBO, all rights reserved.  Clip provided as fair use for educational purposes.

Uli Edel

Peter Pruce



Tamas Toth (Young Rasputin)
Alan Rickman
Greta Scacchi
Ian McKellen
David Warner
John Wood

Run Time: 104 minutes

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