Grigori Rasputin, the only man who could "heal" Alexei, the Last Tsarevich of Russia. Empress Alexandra became very close to Rasputin, and shunned everyone who spoke against him. Rasputin was also very close to the Grand Duchesses, which alarmed a lot of people including Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna.
"For example, any historic event, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, is written about by a news agency, and the people take what they read as what actually occurred. And thus it is through their pencils that we hear an earthquake, an accident or a derailment in Europe, Asia or any country and accept it as a fact." - Fidel Castro, 1959
Mata Hari, the day before her execution Margaretha Geertruida "M'greet" Zelle McLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.