Any Russian must know the history of Grigori Rasputin. Besides, you don’t have to be Russian to have heard of him. However, little information is available about his family, especially about his son Dmitri Rasputin. We will give the available information we have about him as we focus more on his father. Let’s begin!
Who is Dmitri Rasputin?
When you have a powerful or vocal parent, especially one who engages with politics, you are often clouded by their fame. Dmitri Rasputin is the son of Grigori Rasputin and Praskovia Dubrovina.
Dmitri was born in 1897. He is of Russian nationality, and his birthplace was in Russia. Dmitri has two other siblings: Varvara Rasputina and Maria Rasputin. The grandparents of Dmitri are Yefim Rasputin and Anna Parshukova.
Dmitri comes from a family of seven children, but only the three mentioned earlier survived to adulthood. His sister Maria was born in 1898, while Varvara was born in 1900. His great-grandparent was Vasilii Parshukov. Some of his notable aunts include Feodosia Rasputina and Agrippina Rasputina.
Dmitri’s parents met in Abalak after his father traveled to the place in 1886. It was during his travels that Dmitri’s father met a peasant girl. Their courtship lasted for seven months, and they married in 1887 in February.
Who is Dmitri’s Father?
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is the father of Dmitri. He was born on January 9, 1869 in Pokrovskoye near Tyumen. Grigori was raised as a Russian mystic and a holy man. He attended the Russian Orthodox Church. He had two siblings. His sister was called Maria, but she was drowned for being epileptic. As for his brother, he was named Dmitri, and he died of pneumonia after falling into a river. Grigori went ahead to name his children after his siblings.
Grigori was born and raised in a family of peasants. However, he befriended the Nicholas II imperial family and gained popularity in the last reign of the Russian Empire. Grigori attended a monastery and later traveled to Saint Petersburg, where he interacted and captivated many. It was during this era that he met the then-Russian Emperor, Nicholas II.
In 1906, Grigori started faith healing activities, and Nicholas II requested him to work on his son, who was suffering from haemophilia. The emperor’s family believed that Grigori had the power to heal their son. It was reported that on different occasions, Grigori’s presence around the boy helped ease his pain and stop his bleeding.
For these reasons, Grigori became an indispensable part of the emperor’s family. This belief that Grigori has miraculous powers played a significant role in bringing fame to Grigori. As his fame grew and as his attachment to the Russian emperor became more glued, Grigori became a known figure and a threat to many.
He faced different assassination attempts. On July 12, 1914, a peasant woman stabbed him and thought she had killed him. Later, on Dember 30, 1916, a group of nobles tricked Grigori to a meal and assassinated him. That was the end of Dmitri’s father. As for Dmitri, he died on December 16, 1937, in Salekhard, Russia.