What was the population of Russia in 1917?
Roughly 120million but no exact figures due to poor bureaucracy
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Russia pulled out of World War 1 because Lenin and the Bolsheviks had promised that they would end Russia's involvement in the war. The Russian army could not match up to the German army and defeat was inevitable. Politically, Lenin had to end the war because he had promised it to the country and if… he did not deliver on that promise he faced his own overthrow. The only way he could keep the soldiers and peasants at least neutral in the political fighting was to assure them the war would be over. Lenin tried to drag the peace negotiations out hoping Germany would surrender, but it didn't. Germany caught on, called off the talks and resumed hostilities. Lenin had to make a hasty retreat and sign a quick peace treaty or Germany would have conquered Russia militarily and replaced the Bolshevik government. Russia's involvement in the war with Germany ended on March 3, 1918 with the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The Tsar was murdered on July 17, 1918, three months after the war ended for Russia. (MORE)
The Bolsheviks won a majority in a number of key soviets including Petrograd, Moscow, and several other cities.
Because Vladimir Lenin wasnt to concentrate and establish a communist state. Which led to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
If one goes by the Julian calendar then in use in Russia, Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks were leading Russia in March 1917. If one goes by the Gregorian calendar then in use by the western world, the Provisional Government under Alexander Kerensky was leading Russia in the beginning of March 191…7 then Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks did. (MORE)
The first was the overthrow of the Monarchy in 1917, also known as the February Revolution. This deposed Tzar Nicholas II, but nobody really figured out who should run the country. So, there was a period of dual power, in which the in which the Provisional Government held state power and the nationa…l network of Soviets, led by socialists, had the allegiance of the lower-classes and the political left. The second revolution, known as the October Revolution was when the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government and brought about a massive change in the social structure of Russia, as well as paving the way for the USSR. There were tons of infamous riots and such that happened in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but there was also a huge movement in cities throughout the country, among national minorities throughout the empire, and in the rural areas, where peasants revolted, then seized and redistributed lan (MORE)
In March, 1917, the country of Russia broke down into revolution.The war had ended, bringing devastating defeat to Russia, workerswere demanding a wage hike so that they could buy food, which dueto high inflation was in short supply. When the owner of thefactory refused, the workers took to the stre…ets in revolt. Theworkers were locked out without pay, and Nicholas II failed to act,believing the riots would end. The Duma asked him to orderemergency food supplies released, but he refused. The Czar wasinformed by the Duma that law and order had broken down, and heresponded by shutting down the Duma. The Duma, as well as the armyrevolted, and Nicholas was forced to abdicate. (MORE)
Russia was losing and it was hard for them, this was affecting the government and people. Food and fuel for the war was running out, and the people started to doubt that they could hold much more in the war. The formal end was 1918 march 3.
There were a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, that led tothe creation of the Soviet Union. During the first revolution, CzarNicholas II was deposed, and a provisional government put in place.In November, Vladimir Lenin launched a coup against the provisionalgovernment, and the Bolsheviks for…med a new government with Leninas leader. (MORE)
In 1917 in Russia there were a series of revolutions. Theserevolutions led to the creation of the Soviet Union by eliminatingthe Tsar system of government.
Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Party brought "communism" to Russia in 1917 through the October Revolution. It should be noted that true communism was never instituted in Russia (or in any other country for that matter). The revolution brought a socialist state to Russia. The theory was that social…ism would eventually evolve into communism generations later. It never did. (MORE)
Vladimir Lenin took control of Russia in November 1917. He servedas the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic leader from1917 until his death in 1924.
Vladimir Lenin and the "Bolsheviks" (meaning "majorityites"), a faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
There were many causes for the revolution on Russia in March 1917.There was intense debate that could not be solved.
the Bolsheviks Vladimir Lenin In 1917 several people rose to power because there were two separate revolutions in that year. In the February Revolution, the the rule of the Tsars came to an end. A Provisional Government headed by Prince Georgy Lvov then came into power. Some months later… Alexander Kerensky came into power taking over the Provisional Government when "Lvov resigned. In the October Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Party rose to power when they overthrew the Provisional Government. (MORE)
The Winter Palace was the headquarters for the Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks did not like how the government was being run so they wanted to take over. A major thing they wanted to change was to take them out of the war.
The Russian Revolution began due to the lack of food and supplies. Czar, leader of Russia, resigns because the Russian Revolution threatens to destroy the Russian Government. Communism takes over and pulls Russia out of World War I.
Between 1900 and 1917 Russia became increasingly restive because ofpoverty and inattention from government. This led to the BolshevikRevolution in 1917 ending the monarchy.
Lenin was isolated in neutral Switzerland during the beginning of World War I. After receiving news of the February 1917 Revolution in Russia, he wanted to return there immediately to give instructions to the Bolsheviks about how to continue with the revolution and to defeat the Provisional Governme…nt. A Swiss Communist convinced the German government to send Lenin safely to Russia on a sealed train. The German government hoped that Lenin would provoke political unrest in his homeland, forcing Russia to surrender to the Germans, which would allow Germany to pull troops away from the Eastern Front to focus on the war in the Western Front. (MORE)
It was in Switzerland in early 1917 watching the revolutionary nature of the strikes from a distance with the help of other leading Bolsheviks. He went through Germany in a locked train-the Germans didn't want him in their country but at the same time they realised that the Bolsheviks wanted to end …the war. (MORE)
Georgy Lvov was the first post Tsarist leader after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas, from 23rd March to 7th July, 1917, when he resigned due to lack of support. He was arrested by the Bolsheviks later in the year, but escaped to France.. Aleksander Kerensky was next from 21st July to 8th November, …1917, and was ousted by the Bolsheviks and a general lack of support.. Vladimir Lenin was elected on 8th November, 1917, and served until forced to retire due to ill health in 1922. (MORE)
\nThe Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, more commonly known as the October Revolution, was led by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin and the Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Provisional Government, which had overthrown Tsar Nicholas II seven months earlier in the February Revolution (1917).\nhttp://en.wikipedia.org/…wiki/October_Revolution (MORE)
Russia broke out into the Russian Civil War, which pitted the Bolshevik Red Army against the Tsarist/monarchist/anti Bolshevik White Army forces. The war lasted from 1918 to 1921, but some histories say it lasted till 1923 when the very last of the fighting stopped.
in 1917 political leaders,soliders,and factory workers forced Czar NicholasII to give up the throne later taht year a political revolutionary name Vladimir Lenin led a second revolt and siezed control
Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne ending 300 years of Romanov tsarist dynasty. A Provisional Government was set up under first Prince Georgy Lvov and later Alexander Kerensky. It consisted of 12 former leading politicians, intellectuals, revolutionaries and former ministers. The local soviets …(councils of workers, soldiers and peasants) became empowered to review and approve all actions by the Provisional Government. Germany smuggled Vladimir Lenin back into Russia so he could disrupt the Russian war effort and possibly cause another revolution. (MORE)
Primarily because of internal chaos and the Tsar losing authority. Communist agitation made it impossible to continue the war which was already impossible to win.
After Lenin seized the control of Russia he killed a lot of people, did a lot of reforms, took everything from people and nationalized all property. He closed the borders, made religion illegal in Russia, connected the peripheral countries to one union and spread the people from some of those countr…ies to other parts of Russia so they would make war against him. Lenin was like an idol in those times, people praised him even though they didn't know what good he did. The 1920's was bad time for hardworking wealthy people because Lenin took all their land, stores, and belongings and sent them to Siberia and other uninhabitable parts. He also sent a lot of people to prisons and camps where they work really hard in gold and coal mines to make the communists rich. There were a lot more things going on but you would have to read the Russian history in whole. Russia almost immediately broke out into the Russian Civil War after Lenin took control in 1917. Some historians date the Russian Civil War from 1918, bur some believe it truly began with the Bolshevik Revolution. On October 25, 1917, Lenin and the Bolsheviks took control of Petrograd in a virtually bloodless coup. In Moscow, things were different. The fighting between Provisional Government and Soviet supporters included small arms and artillery fire leaving hundreds dead. Lenin had just deposed the Provisional Government and put all of its ministers and military authorities out of power. But those authorities, generals of armies included, were not going to give up their power so easily. They used the armies they had under their commands and fought back to retain their power. While large scale fighting did not begin until 1918, the two sides in the Civil War were pretty clearly drawn as of the day after the Bolshevik Revolution. (MORE)
really it was beacause of the disasters on the world war I battlefields but,also food shortages, and fuel shortages
No one led the February Revolution in Russia in 1917. It was a spontaneous and unorganized general protest demonstration city wide by workers, peasants and soldiers. It soon spread to other towns and cities. The soldiers in the city garrison not only refused to stop the demonstrations, many actually… joined them in the streets. Tsar Nicholas II realized the only way to stop the rioting was to abdicate the throne, so he did. (MORE)
Russia did not have a president in 1917. The leader of the country at that time was Czar Nicholas II.
The Russian Revolution, which consisted of the February Revolution in which Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate and the Bolshevik Revolution known as the October Revolution or Red October, in which the Bolsheviks (later known as Communists) deposed the Provisional Government and took control of …the country. (MORE)
Lenin fled from Russia to Finland to avoid being arrested by the forces of the Russian Provisional Government. There had been an attempted revolution by other political parties and soldiers against the Provisional Government in early July 1917. It failed and many of the revolutionaries were arrested…, imprisoned or exiled. To avoid this, Lenin left the country for a short time then snuck back into Russia disguised as a railway worker. Lenin even had Joseph Stalin shave his beard off so he would not be recognized. (MORE)
Lenin was the Bolshevik leader when coditious were ideal for a takeover of the government
the russian revolution was started by some big man tings being big men init fam !
You mean not liked by Russian feudalists and capitalists - I guess. Because he wanted to free the Russian people from feudalists and capitalists supression. Of course they did not want this. But he was liked very much by the majority of the people - especially workers and socialists. Democracy an…d the socialist ideas were forbidden in feudalist times of course in any European countries. The kings roled - not the people. Meanwhile the capitalists have taken over and are using the model of democracy because due to ownership of the media they control public opinion and what people are voting for. When media control of people's mind does not longer work and people want socialism as e.g. in German revolution 1917/18 they build up fashism - as done in Germany, Spain, Italy. Search in Google for the full text of the book e.g "wallstreet and the rise of Hitler". This shows that even US capital financed Hitler - his task was to crush down German and Spanish Socialists and finally the UDSSR Socialism. (MORE)
Lenin returned to Russia on April 3, 1917, courtesy of the German government, which wanted Lenin to create revolutionary disruptions in order to cripple Russia's war efforts in World War I. At first Lenin agitated against the Provisional Government and almost sparked a premature Bolshevik revolution…. The Provisional Government tried to arrest Lenin, but he fled to Finland. The major event was the October Revolution of 1917 in which Lenin's Bolshevik party took control of and ousted the Provisional Government that had been in place since the February Revolution of 1917. This was the beginning of Red Communist rule over Russia and the USSR. After that the Russian Civil War broke out and Lenin's Bolshevik followers overcame the opposition to their policies and solidified Red Communist rule completely. (MORE)
The March Revolution was the uprising which forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne and allowed the Mensheviks to take control and set up a Provisional Government to rule until a permanent government could be formed.
In 1917 there were two revolutions in Russia. The first one dethroned the Czar Nicolas and a provisional government was established. In October of 1917, the Bolsheviks lead by Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the provisional government and established a dictatorship of the proletariat.
March, 1917 was the date of the Russian Revolution. Following WorldWar I, the government of Russia collapsed. There were riots,protests, people were locked out of their jobs and there was nofood. After losing control of his government, Tsar Nicholas II wasdeposed and an interim government was establ…ished. (MORE)
Do you mean, "sue for peace"? That phrase just means to try to get a peace treaty. They were undergoing a revolution, the country was in tatters, the people were fed up, the communists were against the war, and enough was enough. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was badly against the Russian inte…rests, losing 1/3rd of their European territory but they gambled that Germany would soon lose the war anyway, and the treaty would be voided. (MORE)
The revolution happened, because the classes in Russia were in class warfare. The people wanted breads, peace, and a leader.
Russia was vast, 125 million people across an entire continent and it had an out-of-date farming economy: desperately poor.
There were three governments in Russia in 1917. The Tsarist regime was the government in Russia at the beginning of 1917. The Provisional Government took over after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated as a result of the February Revolution. Lenin and the Bolsheviks became the governing authority when they… deposed the Provisional Government in the October Revolution and remained in power past the end of 1917. (MORE)
They had an alliance with Serbia.when gravilio princip, Serbian nationalist assassinated franz Ferdinand Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia, so Russia declared war on Austria Hungary due to the alliance. They got out of the war by giving Germany some land because they were getting whooped, they …sued for peace. (MORE)
The Russian Empire changed its name to the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic (RSFSR) in July 1918. It did not simply change its name to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR came about in December 1922, when the RSFSR joined with Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federati…on to form the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (MORE)
Long Answer: This revolution had it's origins in Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels writings. Marx and Engels promoted the right of the proletariat to seize power over the bourgeousie. Marx and Engels wrote from early 1850's to 90's. The Communist Manifesto was a timeless piece written by Marx and Engel…s that described how the working class must fight to gain power. Vladimir Lenin took this idea of the proletariat revolting against the ruling bourgeousie and exploited it. The First World War was occurring at this time and Lenin saw that the ruling monarch was preoccupied, so he took control of the situation. There were riots in the streets and eventually Lenin gained power and killed the monarch and his family. Short Answer: Vladimir Lenin was greedy and relied on the naivety of the Russian working class and peasantry to fulfill his needs. A revolution was the only way for Lenin to realize his needs of full seizure of state power. Sources: Political Studies student. Wrote a paper on Historical Materialism. (MORE)
It was split by Bolshevik party (run by Lenin), and the Duma (Alexandar-Provisional Government). ^_^
Tsar Nicholas. He and his family were brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks. It takes real courage to gun down a 10 year old boy and his teenaged sisters. They even shot the family dog. This is what made the Communists such fan favorites around the world.
Russia before 1917 was at times a vast nation that covered the area between the Pacific Ocean and the Baltic Sea. many peoples other than Russians lived there. The history of Russia is fascinating. Important facts about it make for an amazing history. Historians begin the history of what the world… now calls the Russian Federation in the 13th century. By the middle of that century, forces of the Mongol empire invade Russia and destroy its major cities. In that time period, a people known as Tartars establish the Golden empire in Southern Russia. From that point on the Russia most familiar to laymen begin to gauge and see the history of a more modern Russia. Therefore the next phase of Russian facts can be summarized by the following: * By the middle of the 16th century, Ivan the Terrible, conquers the Tartars, and established a kingdom of Russia; * At the end of the 16th century, Siberia is invaded by Cossacks; * At the beginning of the 17th century, a familiar historic name comes into play, the Romanov family; * In 1613, a group of Nobles confers the title of Tsar upon Michael Romanov. His family is to rule Russia to 1917; * During the years between the late 17th century and the early part of 18th century, Peter the Great begins a reformation in order to model Russia in line with the Western European Powers; * Between 1772 and 1814, Russian armies acquire the well known Crimea, Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus among other areas such as part of Poland; * During this approximate time period, Russia becomes involved with the Western European wars with Napoleonic France; * Napoleon's invasion of Russia is repulsed in 1812; * At the time of the beginning of the US Civil War, Russia ends serfdom and a period of modernization begins; * Near the end of the 19th century Russia has a war with Turkey; * In the first few years of the 20th century Japan defeats Russia in the Russo -Japanese War; * Russia enters WW I in 1914 on the side of the Allies led by Great Britain and France; and * In 1917, the Tsar is overthrown by a provisional government, then however, this regime is overthrown by the Bolsheviks ( Communists ) and as per a deal with Germany, Russia pulls out of WWI. (MORE)
After the Russian Revolution ousted the Czar, the various factions began to fight among each other. The Bolsheviks (Communists), also known as the Reds, made a play for power opposed by the Whites, Mensheviks (royalists, democrats, republicans, and reactionaries).
I also look up exact questions, from my honors history homework; inthe hopes that those before me have paved a path to the light. Yet,the great quest for answers continues, and the long fought warseems to have no end. but stay strong my fellow student, let usfight for or lazy intuition, as we live i…n the shadow of fear. afear that one day we will actually have to open our historytextbooks. (MORE)