Profile of the Day: Grigori Rasputin
On January 10, 1869, mystic Grigori Rasputin was born. Rasputin held the prominent role of adviser to the Romanov family in Russia. He soon became a controversial figure due to his dissolute lifestyle and dominance over the royal family. In 1916, Rasputin was killed by a group of nobles who believed his influence over the Romanov family was a great threat to the empire.