History Archive

December 30, 1916 – Rasputin Murdered

Like so many of Europe’s inter-married royal families, the Russian Romanovs had a history of hemophilia. The imperial heir to the throne, the Tsarevich Alexei, suffered from this disease which caused endless hemorrhaging when the blood failed to clot. In 1915, Tsar Nicholas went to the front to take command of Russia’s armies, leaving the