The programme of ending the war, controlling employers, social reform for workers and prioritising food supplies was appealing. Left-wing members of the Socialist Revolutionary and Menshevik parties were increasingly drawn towards the Bolshevik camp. Support for the party increased enormously. Leon Trotsy was recruited in the summer of 1917.
The July Days
The frustration of the workers and soldiers erupted at the beginning of July, known as the July Days, which was several days of uncontrolled rioting in the streets. This was sparked by the failure of the summer offensive against Germany, workers' anger towards the economy, and fear regiments would be sent to the Front.