Moscow, August 10, 2016
Unknown facts from the life of Gregory Rasputin, who had been close to the family of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II, have been made public by Ural researchers in the book Gregory Rasputin: Prophet of the Russian Apocalypse, which is currently being worked on, reports FOMA.ru.
As states one of the authors, curator of the House-Museum of Gregory Rasputin, Marina Smirnova, the book “largely changes the view of this historical personality and his family.”
“In particular, new information will be presented in the book about the genealogy of Rasputin on the basis of documents which we found,” she noted.
Marina Smirnova shared that museum employees “analyzed previously unknown documents in the archives and gathered photographs.”
“It was established that Rasputin was not an only child as previously thought. We are not disclosing all of its contents while work continues on the book,” added one of its authors.
According to her, the publication of the book is timed to the 100th anniversary of the murder of Gregory Rasputin which will be in December 2016.
On what the Russian Orthodox Church thinks about Gregory Rasputin and its attitude towards proposals for his canonization, details are given in the second appendix to the report of the Chairman on the Synodal Commission on Canonizations Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krustitsa and Kolomensk, delivered at the Bishops’ Council of 2004.
Gregory Rasputin (1869-1916) was a peasant of the village of Pokroskoye in the Tobolsk province. He was close to the last Russian emperor Nicholas II. He was killed in a conspiracy on December 17, 1916.