Russia in the 1900s was a very interesting place.
Russia was very diverse culturally and geographically climates varied from snow and rain to hot desert. and the 150 million people in Russia at the time. less than half of Russias population was actually Russian the rest was made up of many different cultural groups.
russias roads outside the cities were terrible making communication harder between cities. orders from the tsar would take months to reach its destination.
russia was massive, it was 4,000 miles from east to west and 2,000 miles from north to south. Most of the land was uninhabited, most people lived in the cities and the peasant farmers were scattered around the rest of Russia.
imagine trying to govern a culturally diverse group of people in a massive country with slow communications and horrible roads in the 1900s. this was the job of the Tsar.