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10. He Was a Prodigy
9. He Joined a Sex Cult
8. He Was A Miraculous Healer
7. He Smelled Terrible
6. He Was The Imperial Puppet Master
5. He Had Devout Disciples
4. He Was Working With The Devil
3. He Was Hated By Everyone… Including Himself
2. He Was Impossible To Kill
1. He Rose From the Dead
I wouldn't go so far as to call him evil. That label is just too easy to apply. He definately had flaws but he never killed anyone, never raped anyone. The Romanovs brought about their own demise because Czar Nicholas was a disaster as a ruler and made one military blunder after the next costing millions of Russian lives. Rasputin was just an opportunist but because he looks evil then people just naturally assume the worst of him and like to embroider tales about him because it's easier to do that than try to understand the full role of the Romanovs in worsening the war and the Bolsheviks in trying to end the war. Rasputin didn't want more Russian lives sacrificed, does that make him evil ?
These "facts" about his death are wrong.He was shot in the head first then as the shooter was clearing the table Rasputin raised his head up and said to him "you have bean a very naughty boy" then the three men and two women beat him stabbed and shot him rolled him up in a old rug dropped him in the moscow river where he then crawled on shore and died of hypothermia.
Bull Sh*t.... Rasputin did not take a baths, did not brush his teeth, was known to smell like a dead rat, but you want us to believe that he slept with the woman of the Royal Family and all these beautiful married woman. This was a time when STD's were a death sentence and there was no real birth control. History did not say this, but it did say that he slept with cheap prostitutes, so please quit spreading false rumors on TopTenz.
Rasputin would not allow Alexandra or the doctors to give Alexei aspirin, which is the worst thing you could give a hemophiliac. I do believe he had some other-worldly powers. If only N&A would have told the Russian people why Rasputin was there at the palace, things might have been different.
I was told by a Russian that Rasputin was truly an Orthodox monk, and deeply religious. This is in Russian museums. The facts you were spewing out about how he is a bad person is just legends invented by White Russia during the Russian Civil War (1917-1922). His assassination and that the people hated him is true though.
Shunning bathing is somewhat common among Orthodox priests. I lived in St. Petersburg for 3 years and would see them every so often. I remember running into a group at The Hermitage and you could smell them several feet away, and see that their hair was oily and dirty. It's part of shying away from vanity, cutting one's hair, beard and general grooming are considered vanity.
TopTenz can do better than that...: The devil incarnate, stealing horses, smelling bad and humping prostitutes in the back country... Responsible for the fall of an Empire, and, in the end finally beaten up with a crucifix. COME ON!
Interesting inquiry BUT I prefer the legend that says, Grigori Rasputin was the Second Coming of Christ... marking the fall of another Great Empire: Imperial Russia. And, saving a few more souls before all hell broke loose!
This guy is just a loser.. the only true remarkable person is always yourself.. dont admire people that say they are better then you... we are all humen beings.. what he can do.. you can do too.. the people that follows him sees him as a better humen being.. thats the only reason why he’s famous.. he did nothing remarkable.. just a loser to me...
This TopTenz Rasputin was like a mini doc of him I have never heard before. Like you, Caleb Winfield I was interested because if he was some kind of healer and mystic; how can he be compared to Anti-Christ and/or evil, or even just smelly. TopTenz has solved the riddle of Rasputin. We can finally move on. Nice work.
Rasputin tried to stop Nicholas from plunging Russia into WWI, thus causing millions of deaths, ending the Romanov dynasty and paving the way for the evil Communists. He healed the heir to the throne. So what if he slept around? What is this, a morality play?
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