The Provisional Government of 1917


During the mutiny in early 1917, the Duma established a Provisional Committee. This was because Tsar Nicholas II was still ordering troops at the front line and Tsarina Alexandra was losing control in Russia. This Provisional Committee started to control Russia after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated on 15th March 1917.

The Provisional Committee/Government was composed of middle-class politicans that wanted to set up a democratic government. This was challenged by Lenin, the Bolshevik leader (a political party that believed in Marxism


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