Definition: Rasputin (scroll down for answer)





Definition: Rasputin

Rasputin was a "holy man" who claimed to have mystical powers. The Czar's son suffered from hemophilia, a blood disease. When Rasputin appeared to cure him, Czarina Alexandra rewarded him with political power. While Nicholas was away fighting the war, Rasputin had his hand in the government, and corruption became a large problem. Rasputin was ultimately murdered by aristocrats, and thrown into the Neva River.

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