August 23, 2013 is the day, for which the infamous Grigory Rasputin predicted the end of the world in the beginning of the last century. Rasputin predicted a "terrible storm" in which fire would swallow all life on land, and then life would die on the whole planet. He also said that Jesus Christ would come down to Earth to comfort people in distress.
There was always an aura of mystery around the scandalous royal favorite. Many believed that the old man had foreseen the First World War, the revolution and even his own death. He prophesied to the tsar that if he was killed by one of his courtiers, as later happened, "none of you, none of your children will live for more than two years."
Rasputin was killed on December 17, 1916 by Prince Felix Yusupov, who was married to the niece of Nicholas II , a cousin of the tsar of the Grand Dukeб Dmitri Pavlovich, State Duma deputy, Vladimir Purishkevich, and physician Stanislaw Lazovert.
Psychologist Yury Levchenko told Pravda.Ru:
"None of the predictions of Grigory Rasputin has ever come true to life. His words about dark times in Russia after his death were nothing but intimidation. All these forecasters speak empty phrases, which we then fill associatively. Nostradamus was a bad trader, and after 40, he began to write verses that could be interpreted differently. Everyone has their own associations. Rasputin could not even predict what his patron Nicholas II was a weak tsar. He was only intimidating people."
The General Staff noted that the document appeared at a time when Russia was trying to deter the arms race unleashed by the United States