During the late 1800s and early 1900s, most Russians were impoverished and starving.
I'm hungry! When will this end? :(
Down with the Tsar!! We need reform!
Lenin, following Marxism, ran an illegal socialist newspaper criticizing the government.
FILTHY MARXIST! GET OUUUUUUT!!!!!
Lenin was exiled to Siberia where he studied many languages and wrote until he was released in 1900 and traveled to Western Europe.
On Sunday, February 22, 1905, peaceful communist protestors led by Father Gapon were fired upon by the Imperial Guard in front of the Winter Palace, igniting the Russian revolution.
Good luck in Russia my friend!
The German high command shipped Lenin into Russia through Switzerland with enough money to fund the Bolshevik revolution in April of 1917.
With Lenin's return, he took control of the revolution, using his start up funds provided by the Germans and created and army, eventually defeating the white Russian military and debunking the Tsar.
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