Rasputin was a manipulative person. He used Alexandria while Nicholas II was at war. He was praised as a god by Alexandria and had her convinced that he could speak to god to heal her son. Rasputin was murdered by the Great Duke Dmitri Romanov, Prince Felix Yussupov, Vladimir Purishkevich (a member of the Russian Parliament), and Dr. Lazaret. There was an attempt to poison him, which failed because he was such an alcoholic, and he was shot three times, twice in the back, and once in the head.