The Murder Of Rasputin Essay

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Rasputin was an important figure in the Russian Revolution. His acclaimed magical powers helped lessen the symptoms of poor Alexei's hemophilia, an awful condition in which the blood doesn't clot. Because Alexei was the heir to the Romanof throne, Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra were in a stressful situation. They gave Rasputin certain powers that people were jealous of.
The aristocrats could not stand a peasant in such a high position. Peasants could not stand the rumors that the tsarina was sleeping with such a weirdo because he had a reputation for being a pervert. Rasputin was seen as a pest who was ruining Russia.
To save the monarchy from revolutions, assassins were assigned to murder Rasputin. On the night of December 17, 1916, they tried to kill Rasputin. The plan was simple. Yet on that historic night, they found that Rasputin would be very difficult to kill.
Rasputin was invited to a dinner party. A man named Felix was supposed to poison his food and drink. He put poisonous chemicals in his wine and laced it on his pastries but Rasputin ate and drank with no effects. The two continued talking for a long time as Felix waited and waited for Rasputin to die from the poison. Two hours after he consumed the poison, Felix was worried that the poison was never going to kill Rasputin and he would not die. Felix went upstairs, got a gun and went back downstairs. Rasputin didn't notice that Felix had a gun behind his back. While Rasputin was looking at a cabinet, Felix said, "Grigory Efimovich, you would do better to look at the Crucifix and pray to It." Felix raised the pistol and shot.
Felix and his buddies celebrated for about an hour. After...

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