10 Facts About the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin

10 Facts About the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin

The Romanovs were the last imperial family
in Russia, lead by Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra before the revolution
in 1917. The Tsarina believed strongly in the supernatural,
which lead her to hire a monk as her spiritual advisor. That monk was Grigori Rasputin. It turns out that Rasputin was more than just
a humble monk. He has been considered one of the most evil
figures in history – and even possibly the devil incarnate. 10. He Was a Prodigy Grigori Rasputin (pictured here with his children)
grew up as a peasant in a small Siberian village called Pokrovskoye. His entire family was an illiterate farming
family, and they had a reputation for being horse thieves. As a child, Rasputin claimed to have healing
powers, and he could also see into the future. At that time in Russia, the occult was actually
in fashion. So, Instead of burning him at the stake for
witchcraft, these peasants in the village simply accepted that he actually had incredible
healing powers. This allowed him to get away with swearing,
stealing, drinking, sleeping around, and generally being a terrible person. He got married, and had children, but at 28-years-old,
he declared that he wanted to change his ways and become a monk. This meant abandoning his family in order
to go on this spiritual quest. He began living in a monastery, but when he
realized he did not actually want to be a Russian Orthodox priest, he abruptly decided
to leave and walk home, wandering around the woods of Siberia. Keep in mind that the Siberian forest is no
joke. It’s filled with wolves, tigers, bears,
vipers, and wolverines. When he finally came back to his village,
people could see that he was a totally changed man. He now had a long beard, and his eyes stared
on forever, and he claimed that his spiritual power had intensified. 9. He Joined a Sex Cult His family and friends knew that something
had definitely changed about Rasputin while he was in the forest, which is why most people
believe he joined an outlawed cult called the Khlysts. They were an offshoot of the Russian Orthodox
Church that believed that they could only achieve salvation through committing sins. They would dance until they felt drunk on
the Holy Spirit, and immediately followed this feeling of ecstasy by having a massive
orgy. As you might imagine, the Khylsts were quite
a popular underground group that a lot of Siberians wanted to join… because, well,
it was probably the most interesting thing going on for these peasant potato farmers. When Rasputin returned to his home village,
he began his own cult, and continued to have sex with his congregation. If you’re wondering why so many women in
the village would have been willing to join this cult and cheat on their husbands, he
was known for more than just his magic abilities. After he died, they preserved his penis, because
it had a reputation of its own. We’re not going to show a picture of it,
but let’s just say it’s abnormally large. Even some lady members of the aristocracy
began to travel far and wide to join his group for the opportunity to sin with this popular
monk. He earned quite a reputation for himself that
spanned across all of Russia. 8. He Was A Miraculous Healer At 34-years-old, Rasputin decided that he
was done preaching to a small-town audience, and he wanted to move to the capital city
of St. Petersburg. He claimed that he had a vision from the Virgin
Mary, who told him to go to the city because the royal family needed his help. Tsarina Alexandra needed to produce a male
heir to the Romanov family, but for the longest time, she was only giving birth to daughters. She was very superstitious and believed in
the occult, so she consulted several mystics to help her give birth to a boy. Unfortunately, her son, Alexi, was born with
hemophilia. This is a disease that prevents blood from
clotting, so if he were to ever get cut, the injury would never stop bleeding. When Rasputin was introduced to the Romanovs,
their son’s illness was kept a secret. He asked if he could pray over the boy, and
advised them to keep doctors away. When Alexi actually began to get better, the
boy’s parents were stunned. Modern-day theorists believe that the reason
why Alexi was healed was not because of magical powers, but because Rasputin refused to allow
Alexi to take aspirin. At the time, aspirin was prescribed by doctors
as a wonder drug, but it was actually making the boy’s hemophilia much worse. Even though Rasputin was illiterate, he did
know a thing or two about healing. 7. He Smelled Terrible According to testimonies from people who met
Rasputin, he never bothered to bathe. Pieces of food were often seen hanging in
his beard. He claimed that he went six months wearing
the same underwear. A French ambassador visiting Russia compared
his body odor to a goat. This makes it all the more repugnant that
he continued having sex with everything that moved. Apparently, they saw his disheveled appearance
as charming, and no one seemed to mind his complete lack of personal hygiene. Apparently, the quality that drove women mad
were his eyes that apparently burned into your soul. This was so strong, that some believed that
he had the ability to hypnotize people into doing his bidding with his eyes. He grew rich from the money and favors he
got by healing wealthy Russians, but he also advertised that he would accept payment in
the form of kisses… which must have been difficult, considering that he never brushed
his teeth. 6. He Was The Imperial Puppet Master After healing Alexi, he told Nicholas and
Alexandra that without him, their son would die. Since he was the sole heir to the throne,
they felt that they had no choice but to accept Rasputin’s demands. There are rumors that he was allowed to sleep
with the Tsarina as much as he wanted, and he had access to their daughters, as well. He started to call Nicholas and Alexandra
“Papa” and “Mama,” as if he was part of the family. He gave advice about what the family should
do, based on his visions that he claimed were from God. Every time anyone did something that displeased
Rasputin, he would tell the Empress, and get them in trouble. Then, of course, there were his hypnotizing
eyes. Some people believed that he had the ability
to trick anyone into doing his bidding just by staring at them, and that he could convince
anyone to do almost anything. Rasputin had all the makings of a successful
cult leader, and he used his charisma to slowly but surely manipulate everyone around him
to gain unlimited power over the Russian royal family. 5. He Had Devout Disciples Rasputin formed a fanbase of women who were
happy to show up to his apartment to listen to him speak. He wasn’t just satisfied with his many female
followers, either. Secret police were sent on his tail, and they
recorded that he hired prostitutes multiple times a day in-between appointments. One of the most tragic stories of his devout
followers was a beautiful woman named Olga Lokhtina. She originally visited Rasputin for an excruciatingly
painful intestinal neurasthenia. After he healed her, she became convinced
that he was the second coming of Christ, and she wanted to be one of his disciples. She left her wealthy husband and children
behind in order to move into Rasputin’s apartment. This, of course, became a public scandal. It was reported in the newspapers, and the
police monitored the situation closely. Lokhtina demanded that anyone who visited
Rasputin should address him as “God.” The longer she lived with him, the more she
went insane. She was eventually sent to a mental institution. 4. He Was Working With The Devil If you don’t think taking advantage of women
was evil enough, don’t worry. It gets worse. In his journals, Rasputin wrote that he was
in an ongoing inner battle with the Devil. He would purposely seek out sinful situations
in order to fight off the evil he could feel building up inside him. He would take women into bath houses and perform
a so-called ritual where he claimed the Devil possessed him into beating prostitutes. Immediately after purging this sin, he would
have sex with them. He claimed that he could actually see the
Devil standing right in front of him. Multiple people witnessed him screaming to
himself in the streets at this invisible figure. Two of the head priests in St. Petersburg
cornered Rasputin and tried to give him an intervention. One of the bishops, a man named Hermogen,
actually called him out for hurting so many women. He grabbed Rasputin’s penis and screamed
that he was the Antichrist. Then, they proceeded to beat him with a huge
crucifix. Of course, Rasputin ran and told the Tsarina
about what had happened, so those priests were banished from St. Petersburg. 3. He Was Hated By Everyone… Including Himself By now, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn
that not everyone was drinking Rasputin’s Kool-Aid. During the years he served as the royal advisor,
he earned a lot of enemies. Plenty of men were unhappy with the fact that
he went around sleeping with nearly every woman in Russia and claiming to be Jesus. While Tsar Nicholas II was battling alongside
his soldiers during World War I, Rasputin began to advise Alexandra on her decisions
as Tsarina, and even appointed his friends into positions in the government. It didn’t take long for everyone to realize
that he was making all of the decisions for her. Newspapers printed rude political cartoons
of Rasputin and the Tsarina having an affair. Empress Alexandra was born in Germany, and
she was Queen Victoria’s granddaughter. Since she was not born in Russia, this gave
people a reason to doubt that she truly cared about the country’s well-being. While people were dying and starving to death
during the war, Rasputin continued to go out and live a lavish lifestyle. Politicians called him a devil, and used him
as an example of everything that was wrong with imperial Russia. Rasputin knew that people wanted him dead. He warned Tsarina Alexandra that if anyone
with Romanov blood were responsible for his death, he would put a curse on their family
that would ensure their death within two years. 2. He Was Impossible To Kill Since Rasputin had so many enemies, there
were assassination attempts on his life on more than one occasion. The first time someone tried to kill him was
a priest named Illiador, who believed that Rasputin was the devil incarnate. He found a prostitute who had been abused
and had her nose cut off named Khioniya Guseva and paid her to kill Rasputin. They waited until he was visiting his home
in Siberia, and did not have the royal guard around to protect him. Guseva stabbed him with a knife in the stomach,
and even went as far as to pull the intestines out of his body. Somehow, he survived this attack. While he was in the hospital, Russia entered
World War I. Rasputin wrote to Nicholas II to try and stop the fighting, claiming that
he had visions of the country’s demise. He wrote to the Tsar, “we will all drown
in blood.” The Empress was trying to keep her promise
that no one in the Romanov family would be responsible for his death, but her nephew-in-law,
Felix Yusupov, plotted to kill Rasputin before he could ruin the whole country. His plan was to lure Rasputin with an offer
he couldn’t refuse. He claimed that his gorgeous wife, Irina,
was a nymphomaniac, and needed his healing touch to cure her sex addiction. According to Yusupov, he staged a party at
his home and invited Rasputin over for dinner. He laced all of his food and drink with cyanide. After hours of consuming enough poison to
take down a herd of elephants, Yusupov got tired of waiting. He pulled out a gun and shot Rasputin in the
heart. 1. He Rose From the Dead In the 1997 Dreamworks animated movie Anastasia,
Rasputin channels his demon powers to rise from the dead to make sure every last member
of the Romanov family dies. While this might seem ridiculous to include
a zombie in a story inspired by history, that is actually not too far off from what really
happened. According to witnesses, Yusupov and his friends
celebrated Rasputin’s death after poisoning and shooting him in the chest. He seemed to be dead, but Yusupov felt paranoid,
so he went to check on Rasputin’s body… and he opened his eyes. Rasputin began to run into the courtyard. This time, Rasputin was shot multiple times,
including a shot to the head, so there was no chance of survival. Then, the men beat him with metal rods for
good measure, and tied up his body in a large bag and tossed him into the freezing cold
river. Even after all of this, the autopsy revealed
that there was water in his lungs… which meant he was breathing, even after being shot
in the head. Of course, critics believe that Yusupov exaggerated
this story. The curse that he put upon the Romanov family
really did come true. During the Communist revolution, all of them
were rounded up and murdered – even the children. People who loved the royal family had hoped
that at least one of the children survived… but that’s a story for another day.

100 thoughts on “10 Facts About the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin

  1. Just the thought of having sex with somebody so thoroughly filthy-unclean leaves me shaking my head. Yes, definitely hygiene acceptance levels were a far cry back then from now. I would say that the majority of his partners were deeply "under the ether" and truly in a hypnotized state from his demonic aura prior to the sex.

  2. I don't care how endowed he might have been, if he smelled like a goat I think I would sooner have some whoopee with the goat. At least the goat would be better-looking than Rasputin.

  3. He looks like he smells terrible haha I still don't undertand how he "conquered" the royal family. If I see this guy I would cross the street and call the police

  4. Really extreme negative tendency this video, and what I read also unrealistic and not historically correct.
    Consequence: thumbs down.

  5. To say his curse "worked" is silly.
    Thepeople of Russia were dying from neglect.
    They rose up exactly like the French did.
    I prophesy the citizens of the USA will rise up in violent revolution.
    If it doesn't happen I lose nothing.
    If it does, am I supernatural?

  6. Well considering the modern toothbrush wasn't invented till 38, and he died in 1916 I'm pretty sure nobody else brushed their teeth either…

  7. You repeated the fact that Rasputin’s eyes could “hypnotize” people twice already throughout the video.

  8. His position and influence in the royal household reminds me of the privileges and position that Jimmy Savile had with Prince Charles and Princess Diana..more Charles' buddy than Diana's though, she couldn't stand Savile ..

  9. Probably the most slandered man in human history. The very same people who made people disappear out of photographs had the strongest grudge against this man, and it was and is of no help, that he was disliked by even the tsarists. I severely disdain the eternal lynch mob mentality that surrounds this man's legacy.

  10. Devil? Sorry but the devil doesn't exist. Unless you exist the devil from with you and everyone has the free will to do just that. Neville Goddard, Rev. Ike and others know this ancient fact already.

  11. I just came from watching "The Last Czars" on Netflix. The actor who plays Rasputin is really great!!!

  12. he was mentally ill, look at his eyes, the fact he wouldn't take a bath bath is a major red flag because the mentally ill tend to have poor hygiene and crazy eyes.

  13. May sound out of context for most of you, but I was left wondering if Rasputin was an early case of ADHD, in a time when it was misnamed, misdiagnosed, non-existent. Generally speaking, he had strong traits that stood out to me. I find his persona interesting in that sense.

  14. Rasputin, even he was an evil guy. He sounds like one of the most interesting human beings that ever lived!!!

  15. This narrator is full of crap ..I think you should research more reliable fact than mumbling hearsay for your next top 10

  16. fact
    1 Rasputin WAS NOT A MONK .He was a conman and a fake monk who left the monastery after a short time going there BEFORE he took any vows to be a monk or being accepted as a monk by the abbot .After he fled the monastery or was thrown out he walked around calling himself a monk and even dressing as one when of course he wasnt and never was a monk.

    2 the "sex cult" he was a member of was of course NOT an "offshoot of the Russian Orthodox Church" .This was a group of perverts making up their own religion out in the forests of Siberia that have NOTHING to do with the church whatsoever. God's holy church does not have sex cults

  17. Your story in general is somewhat accurate but more than a few of your details are incorrect. You should post sources.

  18. The thing you have to realize about Rasputin, is he did have some uncommon knowledge and access to certain esoteric and real spiritual practices. There is a type of tantric energy siphoning that is theorized to only work when you lover is both enamored and seduced as well as taken to the heights of ecstacy, to the point that you are covered in their love fluids. THats one reason Rasputin didnt bathe. He also believed in a type of draconic belief in that true cleanliness is already taken care of enough by the body, and further actual cleanly practises, such as bathing, were antithetical to said belief. Another thing is that he was not utterly illiterate, recognizing, and memorizing various alphabetical symbols enough to know a name when he saw it frequently or a place on a map rarely. Likely he had autism in a minor form, but he was supposedly schooled in the use of certain mystic symbols and words, so he could perform rituals, real or not. There are also numerous accounts of mystics siphoning the energies of others, not just through sex, but proximity by way of mental or emotional stimulus, both of which supposedly are easy to do for just about anyone with proper practice. These ideas are at times referred to as " emotional/psychic vampirism". The harder thing to do, aside from the accounts of Rasputin's hypnotic gaze and mind controlling presence, is the siphoning of energy through sheer close proximity or physical contact. With this rare and darker esoteric talent, a person could enliven themselves frequently in any number of situations, especially when coupled with the afore mentioned methods. And the younger the "victim" or candidate is than you, the more energy you, in theory , could siphon. HEnce, another reason, aside from the obvious, why Rasputin banged so many women and whores. IT gave him power of the ego, the mind, and the spirit and body in a real sense. Gandhi did something similar, sadly, and though most people are not aware of it, while on his fasts he would often invite people to bring their children to his house to spend the day and night in the guise of " teaching the children about pacifism while vicariously using the childrens upbeat and youthful activity to embolden and uplift his own frail spirits during fast". Thats me paraphrasing. However, as a man that had formed connections to certain gurus or vedics with the knowledge of energy transmission from person to person, Gandhi often would take a small sliver of youthful energy from the children, having them all share a large bed with him in the night. There was nothing sexual about it at all, but reports were always to the tune of " the following day when parents would come to fetch their children, the kids were often tired and seemingly out of sorts, and looked it, whilst Gandhi would miraculously be in both high spirits, abd beaming with energy and healthy vigor". You can look those accounts up for yourselves, but every country in the world had knowledge of these traits and more, from soothsayers/seers, prophets, oracles, which are in fact different form each other; along with sin eaters, psychics, energy siphoners, and any manner of other paranormal things that would in modern times strain credulity. BUt hey, what do I know, over half the world believe in miracles and spirits and an afterlife ruled over by one or more omnipowerful beings in another dimensions. lol o>O

  19. He was neither mad nor a monk. He was a starets, i.e. a holy man, a wandering mystic. Many starets avoided temptation; Rasputin gave in to it.

  20. In England, body-odour is still considered appealing. Different strokes for different folks I guess. But ain't getting laid in the USA.

  21. In '82 Alex de Jonge's Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin revealed
    that as a 20th century strannik Father Greg was no less easily killed
    by 4 bullets, a club and pastries that were potassium-cyanide-filled

    Frank Sinatra thought of chocolate kisses while singing “My Way”
    before driving his what's-her-name down the old Hershey Highway
    to dance the merengue, to patrol the wharves, to giggle & to sashay
    & to promote the premisal sewage that filthy, queer parents are gay

    Le Nègre Prix de Triomphe goes to Heidi Klum's seal-hung lancer

    whose skin's a mucopussy mess from discoid lupus not lung cancer


  23. You mention at (at 0:30) that Rasputin was a "monk". Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1917) IS something called "a monk" or a "mystic". But he was really just a peasant from the countryside, who somehow rose to royal advisor to the Romanovs. He WAS a very clever conman and master manipulator, but Raputin was never a member of a religious order, of any kind.

  24. In Russia we are thinking "gipsy stole the horses". I mean we think that is very fine and natural to stole the horse far a gipsy.

  25. ok. In previous video: "Rasputin make a connection in a monastery with Makariy, and he (Makariy) asked Rasputin go to tzar's family….

  26. È sorprendente vedere come gli inglesi continuino imperterriti con la loro opera di disinformazione, persino a oltre 100 anni dall'assassinio di Rasputin. Un uomo che ha aveva cercato di evitare il coinvolgimento della Russia nella 1° guerra mondiale contro la Germania, in realtà suo naturale alleato. Rasputin sapeva che se lo Tzar avesse ceduto alle pressioni inglesi la monarchia sarebbe finita, come poi avvene con la fucilazione a Ekaterinimburg della famiglia Romanoff. Rasputin non era satana incarnato, ma satanici siete voi inglesi che da 500 anni fomentate guerre e destabilizzate le nazioni a vostro esclusivo interesse. Rasputin fu ucciso da un agente inglese.

  27. Had nothing to do with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is HOLY….this man by no means was holy. Although I do believe he had a spirit….an evil spirit.

  28. He was first poisoned with enough cyanide to kill several grown men but he was totally unaffected by it. Then he was shot in the chest and collapsed on the floor. Then he rose up and fled out to a courtyard where he was shot once in the head and once in the back. Then his killers dumped his body into a freezing river and the autopsy showed Rasputin actually drowned so he was still breathing when in the water. Tough mofo.

  29. I generally like your videos but I find this too biased and too negative. I'm not an admirer of Rasputin but I think History or Biography vids must be imparcial.

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