when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg). They attacked because they were tired of the Czar and lack of food.
Peasants, workers, and even soldiers came out in armed protest.The capital soon devolved into anarchy, forcing Nicholas II to abdicate the throne.
The Bolsheviks (Communists) took dictatorial control.They were dedicated to a version of Marxism developed by Vladimir Lenin. It promised the workers would rise, destroy capitalism, and create a socialist utopia under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.