c.1914 Rasputin in Bed This photo was possibly taken in 1914 following an assassination attempt on Rasputin. It took him awhile to recuperate. This guy scares me just a little bit. Not totally sure why.
Nicholas II and Alexei ! Alexei's mother and father were both grandchildren of Queen Victoria, a carrier of the genetic blood disorder known as Hemophilia, but only his mother could transmit the disease through her female mitochondrial DNA. It is not transmissible by male ancestors. All of his sisters would have been carriers of the disorder should they have ever married.
Rasputin by Karl Bulla 1904, A strange one indeed. He was poisoned with cyanide that seemed have no effect, was then beaten ,as well as shot several times (nothing seemed to kill the guy) and finally thrown into an icy river... Autopsy showed that his death was by drowning.