Question by Jayanto M: Who was known as RASPUTIN?
was a Russian peasant
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Answer by John S
Nah! His real name was Bill Smith, and he was a mate of me dad’s.
Answer by Jonathan D
Grigori Effimyovich Novyk. For more, just type in Rasputin to google. There’s no shortage of info.
PS- He is often referred to as a monk or as the “mad monk”, but he was NOT a monk in the conventional sense. Basically he was a member of a cult whose members called each other brother, and he wore monastic robes, but he never took holy orders, could not have been less celibate, and in fact he was married with at least 3 children. (His daughter Maria later became a lion tamer for the circus.)
Answer by Trey
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, (or Grigori Yefimovich Novyh)
Rasputin is well known for how many assination attempts were made on him before he was actually killed:
*He was stabbed in the abdomen, and after intense surgery he survived
*He was served cakes and red wine with laced with enough cyanide to kill several men. Later on they tried to strangle but he managed to fight off his attacker. as he ran he was shot in the back three times. He was then clubbed until unconscious, and then he was wrapped in a sheet and thrown into an icy river, where he finally met his end
Answer by timesplitter
A crazy, drunk and horny Siberian Monk who is rumored to have seduced the Empress of Russia.
It was said that he had special healing powers and when the Heir to the Russian throne was miraculously healed by him, the Russian royal family took him in.
The Russian Aristocracy did not like the influence that this peasant from Siberia was having on the Royal family, so they assassinated him.
Answer by Ludd Zarko
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin.
I have seen him with a slightly different name, but this one is the usually given to him. He was a peasant, right. He became a monk and reached the imperial court, having great influence on the czarina, apparently because he could control the czarevitz’s bleedings.
The influence became too much and the dominant class did not like it. They conspired to eliminate Rasputin, and later the empire fell, some people say because Rasputin was seen by the people as one of them against the czarina, who was not well seen as a foreigner.
How he could control the prince’s bleedings is not clear
Answer by Rodelette
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, (or Grigori Yefimovich Novyh) (Russian: Григо́рий Ефи́мович Распу́тин / Григорий Ефимович Новых) (January 22 [O.S. January 10] 1869–December 29 [O.S. December 16] 1916) was a Russian mystic who is perceived as having influenced the latter days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife the Tsaritsa Alexandra, and their only son the Tsarevich Alexei. Rasputin had often been called the “Mad Monk”, while others considered him a “strannik” (or religious pilgrim) and even a starets (ста́рец, “elder”, a title usually reserved for monk-confessors), believing him to be a psychic and faith healer.
Answer by Benthebus
Rasputin was a Monk more importantly he was know as the Mad Monk.
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