After failing to become a monk, Grigory Rasputin became a wanderer and eventually entered the court of Czar Nicholas II because of his alleged healing abilities. Known for his prophetic powers, he became a favorite of the Nicholas's wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, but his political influence was minor. Rasputin became swept up in the events of the Russian Revolution and met a brutal death at the hands of assassins in December, 1916.
In the series Rasputin, viewers can delve into the life of Grigory Rasputin while watching amazing acting, directing, and overall great quality of production. Shortly after Rasputin's death, the autocracy in Russia collapsed. By decree of the provisional government, the state Commission investigated the murder. The investigator, Henry N. Switten, questioned over a hundred and fifty witnesses. Bit by bit, he collected information about that terrible night and who Rasputin really was. Although Rasputin was gone, the last of his prophecies was yet to unfold. Shortly before his death, he wrote to Nicholas to predict that if he were killed by government officials, the entire imperial family would be killed by the Russian people. His prophecy came true fifteen months later, when the czar, his wife and all of their children were murdered by assassins amidst the Russian Revolution.
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