4. She Was Asked To Befriend Rasputin
In the family’s later years, the Russian mystic and holy man grew very close to the Tsarina and her children. Add to the fact that the princesses didn’t have any friends of their own age. As a result, her mother encouraged her to become friends with Rasputin.
Anastasia was also encouraged to confide in the mysterious man and share her secrets with him. This friendship between Rasputin and the royal family did not go well with the government and general public, who thought that he was influencing the Tsar’s actions.