Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Was he "Russia's greatest love machine"?
Here on the third floor lived a gray cardinal of the Russian Empire.
Apartment of Rasputin in St. Petersburg was on Gorokhovaya street, the house 64. This street is located in the city centre and it was even called the second Nevsky prospect. But the apartment of Rasputin was at the end, far from the prestigious part of the city. The last imperial couple who sponsored Rasputin did not want to spend money even on a close friend of the family.
Apartment of Rasputin room 20 now partly rebuilt communal. Every morning at 10 am, here were stuffed crowd of applicants from the poor to the generals . The phone was at the end of the hallway. Closer to the end of his reign Nicholas II called Rasputin more and more.und the clock. In reality, the Minister of internal Affairs Protopopov stopped the observation after 10 PM. During this period, the officials and the minister himself were frequent guests. The Minister often asked him for advice. gave the note to any officials. Rasputin wrote them on scraps of paper illiterate with unfailing appeal Darling, Dear!
Every morning at 10 am, here was stuffed crowd of applicants from the poor to the generals . The phone was at the end of the hallway. Closer to the end of his reign Nicholas II called Rasputin more and more often.
When the Emperor enters into a war of 1914, the Empress became the de facto ruler of the country. The dependence of Alexandra Fedorovna from «Our Friend» (the Imperial couple called Rasputin so) becomes absolute. Rasputin was the first of her advisers, interpreter of events and spiritual mentor. And even the rumours appear about the relationship of Gregory and Alexandra. The failures in the war many in the country explain by spyware conspiracy. After all, Alexandra Fedorovna was a German Princess. Her original name was Alice of Hesse. "Rasputin was allegedly recruited by the German intelligence services" - that is what people were talking about. He made himself such a number of enemies so that his salvation was no longer possible.
Apartment of Rasputin room 20 now partly rebuilt communal. The back door of the kitchen is still preserved. It was used by Rasputin when he started his last way to the house of his murder. To the police agent Komisarov was promised 100 thousand rubles for the elimination of the «object». But he decided not to give poison to Rasputin and gave it to his cat. The dose was large and cat died. Rasputin was furious. He realized that this black label to himself.
Rasputin was killed on the night of December 17, 1916 in the Yusupov Palace on the Moika. In the plot participated Felix Yusupov, Deputy of the State Duma Purishkevich, Grand Prince Dmitry Pavlovich, and the officer of British intelligence MI-6 Oswald Rayner.
Rasputin had predicted his death, the death of their patrons, and even the fact that the Imperial family will visit his native village in Siberia. Before his exile to Siberia Nicholas and Alexandra have never been there. House of Rasputin in the village of Pokrovskoye was demolished during the Soviet years because it caused unhealthy interest. The Imperial family had to stop there on the way from Tobolsk to Catherinburg. Here they changed horses.
The Romanovs dynasty began with a peasant Susanin Savior and ended with peasant Gregory - the destroyer.
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