Question by : How was Rasputin viewed by his society?
HELP!!! What did they think of him?!? Please give me information that sounds legit, at least, not something like ‘They thought Rasputin was bad’.
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Answer by JosF
Not very positive to say the least. By doing what he did he created real hatred and envy – even if he had been a true saint, which he wasn’t.
He had a gift of calming people. That’s why he was introduced to the highest court; he had a soothing effect on the crown prince. That alone created a LOT of envy.
But he behaved far from being a saint, more like the opposite. He drank like a dragoon humped anything (M/F) willing and was generally a rude person. Not unexpected, given his background.
Add that to the growing influence he had on the empress, and I am not surprised he met an untimely end. I’m more surprised why it took so long for it to happen.
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