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The holy man to the last Czar's was one of the most confounding characters of his time.
He held complete confidence of the Czarina for the apparent healing of the tsarevich's bleeding illness, but over time was thought unholy by most around the royal circle.
The Orthodox Church tried to distance themselves several times and many men of influence who dared to speak against him were fired or imprisoned by the wish of the czarina with the concordance of her husband, Czar Nicholas,

Rasputin was finally undone at the Sheremetev Palace where he went on the pretence to meet the attractive wife of Count Sheremetev. A big strong man from Siberia, Rasputin was poisoned, shot and finally drowned in the Neva before ending his influence over life in St. Petersburg.

Some historians credit him with the undoing of Nicholas by keeping the royals disinformed of the true changes occuring in Russia at the time. Tsar Nicholas abdicated and established a provisional democratic government, but it was too late. The Bolsheviks took over in 1917 and won the civil war to end democratic rule until 1991.

Supposedly some of Rasputin's member was removed and preserved at Kunstkamera and continues to make news of the weird at exhibitions. He was said to have a strange power over women, not unlike the vampires of modern literature, but judge for yourself.

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  • Updated May 16, 2007
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