Lenin thought the people were ready for another revolution. A secret meeting was held with the Bolshevick party leaders and it was decided that it was time for an armed insurrection. Troops that were loyal to the Bolshevick's took over the telegraph, power station, strategic bridges, post office, train stations and the state bank. The only place that wasnt taken over was the Winter Palace, where the provisional government lived. The following day, many of them fled. Lenin now controlled Russia.