After the assination of Archeduke Franz Ferdinand , conflicts happened leading into war .
Rasputin was known as a religious person. He was the mystical advisor under Nicholos II in the court. He was put in the position because he supposely had healing powers.
There were a lot of revolutions in Russia during February. There were riots and strikes that happened because of the scarcity of food . The Goverment was falling at this time plus there was a lot of problems happening .