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The Siberian "holy man" gained the absolute trust of Nicholas II and his wife due to his ability to "heal" their hemophiliac son, the czarevitch Alexei. Despised by Russian society for his abuse of power and debaucherous lifestyle, he was murdered in December 1916.
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