Matryoshka dolls are those cute, but disturbing, dolls which neatly fit into each other like they’ve been created to fit into each other, or something. They’re in turns alarming, wildly compelling, and alarming again. 306 more words
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By the end of 1916, the extended Romanov family was desperate.
Someone had to put a stop to Rasputin. For some reason, the tsar and tsarina appeared to be completely bamboozled by this drunken, filthy man who took bribes and sold government appointments. 723 more words
Over time, Rasputin became more and more necessary to the Romanovs, at least in Alexandra’s opinion. The monk gradually became a fixture in the palace. He was given unrestrained access to the palace and was casually familiar with the family. 366 more words