Lenin and Tsar Nicholas | Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
Lenin was the antidote to the Romanov rule and in 1917, his Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and took power. Shortly after Nicholas and his family were massacred.
Nicholas' abdication | Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
After the hardships of WWI, the people were hungry and poor, and the soldiers refused to carry out orders to shoot at their own citizens, so joined the revolt.