Other revolutionaries including Leon Trotsky also returned to Russia to seize the opportunity.
The two established the Bolshevik party, a communist party that was staunchly opposed to the War, which continued to wreak havoc on the unstable nation.
Bolshevik leaders appointed themselves to many high offices and started implementing communist practices based on Marx’s ideology.
Video: Vladimir Lenin When the Czar was dethroned, Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia after being exiled for anti-Czar plots.
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As General Secretary under Lenin, he also oversaw brutal military actions throughout the civil war and led the 1921 invasion of Georgia to overthrow an unfriendly social-democratic government.
In Georgia, Stalin took the lead in establishing a Bolshevik regime in the country hard-line policies that forcefully repressed any communist opposition.
The military quickly lost control of the situation, and the Czar was forced to abdicate.
The Imperial Parliament formed a provisional government, but Vladimir Lenin’s Bolshevik party overthrew it in October 1917.