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Nicholas and Alexandra Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary

Robert K. Massie
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Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis

Rasputin was very unkempt. He never bathed, his nails were dirty and his hair was greasy. Just as many women found him disgusting, others found him an alternative to the perfumed officers. Most of his power over people was more of less like a hypnotic power. Rasputin was considered to be a miracle healer and held in such high esteem by the Empress, that she sent them to two Russian Prime Ministers when they were in office. Both men, Peter Stolypin and Vladimir Kokovtsov commented on his eyes and of his hypnotic effect on people. Rasputin reported back to Alexandra about these interviews and the two men watched their popularity and reputations fall in the palace.

Rasputin was known to be a starets or man of God but many considered him to be fraudulent since he did not renounce temptation or worldly goods...

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