Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fact of the Day: Rasputin's Death

In the last years of Imperial Russia, the Russian Christian mystic and "faith healer" Grigori Rasputin had considerable influence over the Tsar and his family. Prince Felix Yusupov (nephew-in-law of Nicholas II) and the right-wing politician Vladimir Purishkevich had him murdered to take care of that problem. 

9 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

I guess that's one way to deal with your problems.

Emmylou said...

Not gonna lie...everytime I hear of Rasputin, first thing I think of is the Hellboy character!

Christine said...

Interesting

Kirk said...

If I remember the story correctly, Rasputin didn't go easily.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, the bastard was extremely hard to kill.

Birgit said...

It is amazing how much control he had on the Tzarina especially but that is all due to her ill son whom Rasputin apparently "cured". This guy was one strong ox considering he just wouldn't die

Martha said...

Whenever I think of him, I think of the song about him.

Huggybear said...

What a co-incidence! Here there is on TV a 2 part series on "Nicolas and Alexandra". Did you know that all their intimate letters still exist and further more they are all in English.
Alexandra was a favourite niece of Queen Victoria.
The series is well worth watching - naturally Rasputin is in it.
He was "evil" personified of the times.....bit like your bloody clown in the White House at present! So be warned.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

I don't know a lot about Russian History, especially concerning Rasputin. One of these days ...