Thank you so much you saved my son, Rasputin! You have miracle powers, you holy man.
New Economic Policy
WE CAN VOTE NOW YAAAYY!
WWI Breaks Out
All of this is happening because of the war. There's more negative things happening than positive.
Grigori Rasputin was an illiterate peasant and "holy man." The tsarina came to believe that he had miracle powers when he helped her son who had hemophilia. (where the victim's blood doesn't clot normally).
The Supreme Soviet gave all citizens over 18 the right to vote and gave all political power, resources, and means of production to workers & peasants.
WWI quickly strains the Russian's resources, factories couldn't produce enough supplies, and transportation systems broke down.