Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Emperor Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. Rasputin was born to a peasant family in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye in the Tyumensky Uyezd of Tobolsk Governorate. He had a religious conversion experience after taking a pilgrimage to a monastery in 1897. He has been described as a monk or as a "strannik", though he held no official position in the Russian Orthodox Church. He traveled to St. Petersburg in 1903 or the winter of 1904–05, where he captivated some church and social leaders. He became a society figure and met the tsar and Tsarina Alexandra in November 1905. In late 1906, Rasputin began acting as a healer for the only son of Tsar Nicholas II, Alexei, who suffered from hemophilia.
|Native name:||Григорий Ефимович Распутин|
|Church:||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Birth name:||Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin|
|Born:||21 January [O.S. 9 January]1869, Pokrovskoye, Tyumensky Uyezd, Tobolsk Governorate (Siberia), Russian Empire|
|Died:||30 December [O.S. 17 December]1916 (aged), Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire|
|Parents:||Yefim Rasputin, Anna Parshukova|
|Children:||Dmitri (1895–1937), Maria (1898–1977), Varvara (1900–1925)|
|IMDb:||Grigori Rasputin's IMDb|
About Grigori Rasputin
Russian mystic and advisor to Czar Nicholas II's wife Alexandra Fedorovna. The Russian people often blamed him for Russia's misfortunes at the beginning of the 20th century and many historians believe he played a significant role in increasing the Tsar's unpopularity, which in turn lead to the February Revolution of 1917.
He was enrolled in the Verkhoturye Monastery, but never completed his training.
He was thought to be able to cure the hemophilia of Alexei, the son of the Tsar of Russia.
His daughter Maria Rasputin became a memoir writer.
The events of the February Revolution set in motion Vladimir Lenin's rise to power and the establishment of the Soviet Union.
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