HISTORY CHANNEL PRES. THE MOST EVIL MEN IN HISTORY: RASPUTIN PART 1 OF 2
He was an uneducated peasant who gained a reputation as a faith healer. His strange behavior and incredible influence over the imperial family made him notorious his death made him a legend. Gregory Rasputin dominated the final years of imperial Russia. The mysterious monk who enjoyed the favor of the Czar was rumored to be a Holy Devil, who preached the word of God but practiced every form of corruption.
His very presence weakened the already tenuous status of the royalty, hastening the Revolution. BIOGRAPHY® uncovers the truth of the "mad monk" in this riveting program. Leading historians reveal the reason Rasputin was tolerated by the royals despite his scandalous behavior, and rare photos and period accounts capture the strange intensity that made him a figure of mystery. And learn the incredible story of his death at the hands of a party of aristocrats incensed at his sway over the empire.
HISTORY CHANNEL presents the true tale of the bizarre figure who is one of the most captivating and controversial men in Russian history.