The Provisional Government (Lenin was seen as an extremely dangerous…
The Provisional Government
Replaced the Tsar's regime.
It's ministers were democrats.
Many of them were land owners too.
Committed to continuing the war with Germany.
Lenin was seen as an extremely dangerous revolutionary.
Bought Russia his marxist ideals.
Wanted a socialist future.
Created the April Theses.
All power to the Soviets.
Down with the imperialist war.
Strong, powerful personality.
He was a bolshevik leader.
The PG let Lenin back into Russia.
Lenin's slogan was 'peace, bread and land'.
Soldiers had lost the will to a fight a war .
It seemed increasingly pointless.
Russians wanted peace.
But they did not want to give up their land to Germany.
Soldiers and sailors said they were going to be defensive
'If they attack us, we'll fight back'.
Suddenly declares an offensive at the front.
Soldiers mutiny in Petrograd.
They are determined not to be sent to the front.
Big threat to the PG.
They demand that the power is transferred to the Soviets.
On the 4th of July 1917, sailors join together in attempt to overthrow the PG.
Turned to Lenin.
Lenin did not support them.
Demonstration turned into a riot.
There was looting, violence and killing.
Ruins the Bolsheviks.