Amidst the slow decline of the Russian aristocracy, a drunk, uneducated peasant arrived in St. Petersburg claiming to have mystical powers. His name was Grigori Rasputin and he became one of the Tsar's most trusted advisors. In 1916, a wealthy young aristocrat Prince Felix Yusupuv, saw a chance to redeem his reputation by saving Russia from its massively unpopular wizard-advisor.
Parcasters - What was behind Rasputin’s supposed powers? We may never know, but we can try to find out. If you’re interested in the obscure or occult, check out our Unexplained Mysteries podcast today! Available at parcast.com/unexplained