despite the problems Russia was having politically she still joined the war willingly. Russia had a massive army of about 15 million men but the were poorly equipped, poorly trained, poorly supplies, little to no medical supplies and much more. the biggest issue the russians soldiers had was that they were told to pick up their fallen comrades rifle meaning they did not even have enough rifles for all the troops. also, due to their massive army they needed a lot of food, thus the food farmers in russia were producing was being send to the front line which brought along starvation back home. the people were not content hence russia saw more strikes than she had seen in the five years from 1900-1905.