Profile of Grigori Rasputin, Monk of the Era of Tsar Nicholas II Killed for Sex Scandal

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Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic. Photos/wikimedia

MOSCOW Grigori Rasputin, also known as Rasputin, is a Russian mystic and adviser to the Romanov family.

His figure cannot be separated from the events of the Russian Revolution which killed the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II. He was known as the “crazy clergyman” who was responsible for the tragic end of the Romanov dynasty.

Before being known as a monk, Rasputin was a Siberian farmer. His crazy religious life began when he was 18 years old where he went on a wandering journey to the monastery in Verkhoture.

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It was there that Rasputin met the Khylsty sect which is believed to be the place where he got his magical powers. Despite being there for a long time, Raputin was never ordained at all.

Living the life of a wandering monk, Rasputin proclaimed himself a saint even though he was not ordained.

He began his fame by claiming to have the ability to heal the sick and see the future.

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The man also spread his doctrine of “true sacrifice for the remission of sins”.

His fame spread to the kingdom. Senior members of the Russian Empire then introduced Rasputin to Tsar Nicholas II.

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