The Midnight Zeppelin
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin (January 22 1869 – December 29 1916) was a Russian mystic who is perceived as having influenced the later days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Rasputin had often been called the "Mad Monk," while others considered him a mystic and faith healer.
It has been argued that Rasputin helped to discredit the tsarist government, leading to the fall in 1917 of the Romanov dynasty. Contemporary opinions saw Rasputin variously as a saintly mystic, visionary, healer, and prophet, and, on the other side of the coin, as a debauched religious charlatan. Historians may find both to be true, but there is much uncertainty, for accounts of his life have often been based on dubious memoirs, hearsay, and legend.
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