by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
Gregory Yefimovich was one of the strangest and most powerful men of the 20th century, and he was later known as Rasputin, the Mad Monk.
Gregory became a friend of Tsar Nicholas II and most particularly his wife, Alexandra. The Tsar may have ridden the horse at the front of the parade, but most Russians knew it was Rasputin who was holding