Category: Rasputin

Picture of Gregory Efimovich Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin: The life and times

Grigori Rasputin; vilified and contempt No other figure in recent Russian history has received the amount of vilification and contempt heaped upon than Grigori Rasputin. He was a self-styled monk, who received practically little education in the intricacies of the Russian Orthodox faith. Grigori came from the rural areas of Russia and achieved great recognition as a “staretz”. Notably a holy man in the highest circles of St. Petersburg society.

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A photograph of the illustrious Grigori Rasputin in 1916

Grigori Rasputin: The mysterious one

The early life of Grigori Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Novykh was also known as Grigori Rasputin, which was then reduced to only “Rasputin”, which was Russian for, “The Debauched One”. He was born in the late 1800’s. Historians believe that his birth was somewhere between 1864 and 1872. He was born in Siberia. Building his reputation Rasputin was a poor, drunken, dirty and unruly man. He used extreme foul language. But

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