jan 1, 1917 -
He finally abdicated and left the empire, so some people that were exiled came back. For example Vladimir Lenin, who undermined the new provisional government by forming a rival of the Petrograd Soviet. The provisional government decided not to end the war and at the front of this protest were lenin's communist faction called the Bolsheviks, the government forces decided to open fire and any prominent Bolshevik such as Leon Trotsky were arrested and Lenin was forced to flee to Finland. Alexander Kerensky appointed a new prime minister who turned his back on him.
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