My Pilgrimage to Jerusalem (bilingual)

Grigory Rasputin


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Hundreds of books have been written about Rasputin, but very few people know that Rasputin himself authored a book. My Pilgrimage to Jerusalem was written as a gift for Tsar Nicholas II in 1915, in a print run of only 50 copies.

There are few figures in history to whom so much research has been devoted; and about whom so much media, including biographies, memoirs, novels, films and even an opera, have been created, than the Siberian “wise man” Grigory Rasputin (1869-1916).

Grigory Rasputin held a unique position in Tsar Nicholas’ court: he was a “seer,” “healer,” “friend”, and “advisor” to the Tsar’s family. Despite holding no rank, title, or even an official status in the court or political system of Russia, Rasputin’s proximity and intimacy with the Tsar allowed him to interfere in matters of state.

Rasputin’s influence with the Tsar was met by a widespread growing dissatisfaction, and objection from the Tsar’s government and the Church. Attempting to quell pubic outcry, the Tsar proposed that Rasputin leave the capital for a few months to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In March 1911, Rasputin and a group of Russian pilgrims began their journey to Jerusalem.

Bilingual English/Russian
143 pages, with a preface by the publisher