I'm not able to feed my family! This is ridiculous!
Rasputin had "healed" Alexandra's son, so she was under his spell. People tried warning her, but it didn't work. The rule of Rasputin and Alexandra was not liked, and it later ended when he got assainated and the family did later too.
This was the first humaliating defeat of any European nation. The Russians had lost about 5,000 men and only 3 vessels were successful. And the war was not declared official until 2 years after the fighting ended.
These riots were not just over food, they were also over keroesene, footwear, textiles, and more shortages of resources througout the Empire. Many of these revolutions were initiated by females because this shortage hit them the hardest.