Grigori Rasputin was a well known Russian mystic with the ability to foresee the future and heal the sickly. Rasputin had a vast knowledge and understanding of the bible and was regarded as a starets, or an elder, a title typically reserved for monk-confessors. In the early 1900’s Rasputin had earned the reputation of being a saintly, mystic, visionary, healer and prophet having impressed many public figures with his biblical knowledge and understanding.
In 1907 Rasputin was invited into the Romanov estate by Tsar Nicholas II in hopes that he could heal their ailing son Tsarevich Alexi, who suffered from hemophilia (hmmm, interesting!). Rasputin, who had successfully healed Alexi, would remain with the family for several years, serving as their psychic adviser he would influence their political reign until sometime in around 1915.
Though Rasputin was haled as a great and saintly man by many, there were those that…
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