- The year the Tsar and Tsarina come to rely on the help of Rasputin was after 1907.
- Rasputin believed he had the ability to cure life- threatening illnesses
- Alexandra believed that Rasputin had been sent by God to save Alexis life
- The people who criticized their relationship was the press and the duma
- Nicholas responded by censoring all articles about Rasputin
- Alexandra and Nicholas called Rasputin 'our freind'
- Rasputin helped to choose government ministers
- He helped the Tsarina rule Russia during WW1 while the Tsar was away wuth the army