Grigori Rasputin

Close Friend to tsar's family faith healer


  1. Grigori Rasputin was a peasant , mystical faith healer and trusted friend of the Tsars family. Died December 30, 1916 he was assassinated but the government and Nicholas II first cousin Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich

Quotes from Rasputin

“If I am killed by common men, you and your children will rule Russia for centuries to come; if I am killed by one of your stock, you and your family will be killed by the Russian people!”

Little about what had happened to him

  1. Before going into World War I Rasputin warned the Tsar the calamity would downfall the country. Nicholas II (tsar) then took charge of everything. Nicholas' wife then took Rasputin under her wing as his closed adviser. People in the government tried to warn her that he was dangerous but she didn't listen.

  2. On December 29, 1916 a group of conspirators along with the Tsars' first cousin invite Rasputin to Palace, fed him cakes and wine poisoned with cyanide. That appeared to have no effect on him at all. After that they beat and then shot him several times.Then rolled him up in a carpet and thrown him into the Neva river three days later his body was found people say he died of drowning. Before he died he had written Nicholas II a letter telling him that if he is killed by government officials the whole Russian family would be killed by the people some 15 months after that the Imperial Russian Family was assassinated.