By: Priscilla Perez and Brooklyn-BelAir Moos
Czar Nicholas 2
Russian withdraw WW1
Food shortages in early 1917 sparked mass rioting in the Capitol of Petrograd (the name given to St. Petersburg in August 1914). Soldiers deserted the government and joined the people. The Duma demanded that the Czar step down. Nicholas 2 abdicated his throne one March 15,1917 ending more than 300 years of rule by the Romanov Dynasty.
Vladmir Lenin and the Bolsheviks took over the government and Russia became the USSR and a communist country.