Rasputin is a man who lived in 1900 tuesday Russia, who was the subject of films and songs, and became famous for his mysterious personality. In fact, we can call him a priest, a healer, or, as they say in the songs, a love machine, because it’s all true. In this content, we take a closer look at Rasputin’s strange and so exciting life.
Who is Rasputin?
Rasputin, who is known to have been born in Siberia in January 1869, was born as the third child of a farmer’s parents. His full name is Grigori, and his full name is Yefimovich Rasputin. Rasputin, who lost both of his siblings, Maria and Dimitri, to diseases at an early age, had a lonely childhood with the disease. He couldn’t play with his peers, he couldn’t get a very good education. He is also said to be illiterate.
Even as a child, he saw himself as devoted to God and religion, and believed that he had supernatural powers and the ability to heal. After a fatal illness during his adolescence, the situation got better, which brought him closer to religion. The power he believed healed him was the Virgin Mary.
Rasputin’s early life:
Deciding to become a clergyman during this period, Rasputin left home to become a priest during his adolescence. He went to Verkhoturye Monastery with the thought of becoming a monk. Rasputin, who later left the monastery to marry, married Praskovia Dubrovina. After leaving his family, he went a long way towards becoming a clergyman and made his first pilgrimage to the Verkhratsky monastery.
Rasputin also mentioned that he, who traveled to Greece and the Middle East and continued to travel around the holy places, also had the ability to heal. Of course, it didn’t take tue long for him to establish his reputation as a healer as well. Grigori Rasputin, who also began to establish political connections thanks to the clergyman and monks he met during his trips, said that he had a healing ability that enabled him to step into one of the most important palaces of tsarist Russia.
Rasputin’s Entry to the Palace
Rasputin had a tue reputation in Russia for his healing ability. At that time Wed II. Nikolay, whose son was struggling with hemophilia and was looking for a cure for his son, invited Rasputin, the owner of this talent, to the palace. The doctors of the time, on the other hand, were helpless in the face of Wed II. Nikolay’s son’s illness. His wife Alexandra Feodorovna and the Wed were quite helpless in the face of this situation.
Invited to the palace in 1903, Rasputin managed to cure the boy. Thus, he succeeded in gaining the Tsar’s trust and, of course, the strong support of the Tsarina. The Tsar and Tsarina, who wanted his son to be cured as his illness relapsed, wanted Rasputin to stay in the palace permanently.
Rasputin had now become the most important and consulted person in the palace, even on political matters. Rasputin, who is engaged not only in healing, but also in a number of prophecies, also begins to give the tsar ideas about political issues. In fact, it is also said that he has a political manipulator attitude that goes beyond giving ideas.
Rasputin and women:
It would not be wrong to call it a “love machine” for Rasputin, who is depicted in the songs as “Big, strong and with a flaming twinkle in his eye”. Rasputin is known for his fondness for women as well as having a say in the palace. In particular, his relationship with the Tsarina began to be talked about by word of mouth during this period.
It was said that Rasputin was with other women in the palace and even aristocratic women were in line at his door. A teaching he had met in one of the monasteries he visited had actually become his lifestyle, and he had started to instill this teaching in people and women wherever he went. Women who adopted this view, arguing that people who committed major sins would be closer to god, were getting along with him for the purpose of approaching god and a little for that irresistible attraction of Rasputin.
Rasputin was again immersed in sex life and drinking during this period. It was not long, that drinking, indulgence in pleasure and days spent with women and it began to bother Russia and the Tsar. The fact that Rasputin was very much loved by the Tsarina and even began to be referred to as the “Tsarina’s Lover” was now beginning to bother the Tsar thoroughly.
Rasputin and his prophecies:
The First World War had broken out while all this was going on. Rasputin, who had a say in the palace and over the army, said that if the Tsar went to war without the head of the army, Russia would not win the war. It is also said that Rasputin, who prophesied that the end of Russia would be with the people’s revolution, was also pro-German. Rasputin also argued that if Russia joined the war, it would end in disaster. Rasputin’s prophecies were not limited to this, of course.
He predicted that the tsar and his family would be massacred by the communists. He even predicted that there would be uprisings in the country and the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union after its establishment. As a matter of fact, after the war ended in disaster for Russia, Rasputin began to be seen as responsible for the regime whose balance was deteriorated.
He is no longer a priest or a healer, just a as a charlatan and was seen as a man became to be eliminated. Rasputin knew, of course, that he would be killed by his enemies before January. He mentioned this in a letter to the Tsar.
Rasputin’s death as strange as himself:
Rasputin’s death was planned, and Prince Yusupov and his friends were at the head of this plan. The prince invited Rasputin to a dinner at the Yussupov Palace and said that he wanted to discuss an important matter with him. Cyanide was added to the dishes and drinks on the banquet table specially prepared for Rasputin, who accepted the invitation. For Rasputin, who believes that he has supernatural powers, we can say that things are starting to get more interesting here.
While Rapsutin was enjoying the feast, seeing no signs of poisoning, the Prince experienced his first shock there. The prince, who sees Rasputin, who is not even dizzy despite eating so much poison, wants to shoot Rasputin with a gun with the help of his friends. Rasputin, who collapsed to the ground after several bullets fired by the prince, stood up as if nothing had happened and shocked everyone.
Rasputin, who never died, is almost without a bullet. He continues to run, jumps out of the window and is shot again in the garden of the palace. Rasputin’s body, now thought as dead, is thrown into the waters of the river. December January 30th, Rasputin, as mentioned in his prophecy, was killed by his enemies before and after the month of January.
His strange death, or rather, the fact that he never died, can be called part of Rasputin’s interesting and mystical life. So much so that when his lifeless body, which was removed from the river the next day, was examined, water was found in Rasputin’s lungs. In other words, Rasputin, who was apparently still alive when he was thrown into the river, actually drowned, not with gunshot wounds. Moreover, the body of the priest, who was exhumed after the February Revolution, was cremated on the grounds that he had not served enough of his sentence.
Final word on Rasputin:
Despite the fact that Rasputin’s prophecies were hidden from the public, all his known and well-known prophecies, including those related to him, were realized one by one. Was Rasputin a charlatan, a sorcerer, or was he really a healer who saw the future; it is still debated by many sections and is portrayed differently. But it would not be wrong to say that he left an important and mysterious mark on Russian history for this strange priest, who has a high persuasiveness and is able to influence those around him from the moment he begins to tell. The most interesting case with Rasputin is actually his penis, which was cut off after his death and is on display at the Erotic Museum of Russia, located in St. Petersburg.