Question by A A: What specific changes did Grigori Rasputin make to the Russian government?
I’ve searched numerous book sources and web sites, but none go into specifics. From what I have now, he made detrimental changes to the Russian government in the stead of the Empress while Tsar Nicholas was away at the Eastern Front. But I want to know EXACTLY what he did. Any help?
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Answer by JosF
None at all, because Rasputin was not involved in government. He was PRIVATELY asked to cure the crown prince. He wielded some influence over the Czarina, but only indirect. And he certainly didn’t sleep with her!
The crown prince suffered from hemophilia. Rasputin had a gift of soothing and calming people. He was asked to look after the crown prince. That was actually applying quack medication by a quack. Rasputin was a kind of ‘healing’ monk. But not a saintly monk. He humped anything (m/f) that moved and was willing. When he wasn’t drunk, that is.
His influence is vastly overestimated. He did have some influence on the Czarina, but the Czarina was not ‘in the chain of command’. So his influence would be indirect on someone who had indirect influence.
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