Tsarist to Provisional Government to Communist
Tsar Nicholas II took personal charge of the armed forces thus resulting in every military failure being directly linked to him- the people could no longer blame poor advisors.
Tsarina Alexandra was left head of state whilst Nicholas II was away at the front- the german princess who was already dislike by the Russian people became hevaily associated with high inflation and severe food shortages that came as a consequence of heavy food shortages in the war.
Tsarina Alexandra's lack of popularity was also due to her German heritage as whilst the Russian people were fighting the Germans (alongside the Austro-Hungarians, Ottomans and Bulgarians) they were also being rules by a German- Germany being the enemy
Rasputin- Alexandra's mystic confidant was also seen to be ruling by her side, further undermining the reputation of their Romanov rule.
150,000 workers in st petersburg march
strike from putilov steel workers
consequence of food shortages
putilov workers protesting porr conditions along the many already on the streets due to womens day
workers fired on by troops,
Rodzianko (Duma president) urged Tsar Nicholas II to change his attitude regarding the repression of the people
Duma defied the Tsar and did not disband, troops joined protestors in the streets rather than put them down
Petrograd soviet formed alongside the provisional duma commiteee, the foundation of governance through dual authority (petrograd soviet and the duma) thus many senior politicians saw the Tsar as unfit to rule
petrograd soviet took control over the russian military
official provisional government formed until elections for a constituent assembly could be held.