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Rasputin The Man and the Myth Few people in the 20th Century have been more notorious yet moremysterious than the Siberian peasant who burst upon the worlds stage in 1905Gregory Yefimovich Novykh Gregory is better known today as Rasputin Rasputin literally translates to the debauched one a moral corrupter To theImperial Family of Russia he was simply Father Gregory Rasputin was knownfor seeming to dominate the last Tsar of Russia causing the downfall of both menGregory Rasputin the man was anything but simple There still exists considerablecontroversy amongst scholars as to who he was what his influence over the tragicRomanov dynasty really was and perhaps most of all what power he possessed toheal Nicholas and Alexandras only son Massie 490-495 Rasputin is known as the Siberian mystic healer whose life has been retoldcountless number of times throughout history People often talk of Rasputinsmystery and discrepancies associated with the depiction of Rasputins life Because he lived in a world beyond the reach of the written word little is known about the first 40 years of Rasputins life What is known has been retold through family stories and mysterious tales of his healing powers and visions This means that depending on the teller of the story Rasputin might be a holy monk on one occasion then an actor or phony without any connection to God on another Pathy Rasputin par 7-9 Some facts have been confirmed by historians though There is a general understanding that Rasputin was born between 1864 and 1865 His birth place and home was the village of Pokrovskoe presently Tiumen Oblast Located in Siberia Pokrovskoe can be found on the Toura River As a child Rasputin was often considered mischievous however he was notvery intelligent He acquired very little education as a child and even as an adulthe was illiterate However like many aspects of Rasputins life there is littlehistory known
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