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Why did Russian soldiers abandon the army and take part in the Revolution?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Oct 15, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

E. Austin
E. Austin

Answered Jan 17, 2019

This is a straightforward answer to your question. When the bulk of soldiers, ill-equipped to fight against an enemy with superior weapons, is not backed up by a system of good enough food, clothing and medical aid, their morale is naturlly lowered.

This is a straightforward answer to your question. When the bulk of soldiers, ill-equipped to fight

There must have been a feeling that they had been put out to fight and risk losing their lives for a country that did not care enough about them to meet their most basic needs. It isn't at all surprising that many defected and joined the revolution.

This is a straightforward answer to your question. When the bulk of soldiers, ill-equipped to fight

Lenin was preaching "Peace, bread, land" and these poor men, suffering cold, hunger, injury and with no hope of a good life when they eventually returned from battle, naturally signed up to this mantra.

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