Q. 113.7( 3 Votes )
Who were Soviets? Describe their role in the revolution.
Soviet also known as Council was a group of soldiers and striking workers. They also came to be known as Petrograd Soviet. The group was formed due to the worsening conditions of the people and also to demand bread, wages, better hours and democracy.
After the Soviet was formed, they along with Duma leaders formed a provisional government to run the country. According to this, the future of Russia was decided by the constituent assembly which will be elected on the basis of Universal Adult Franchise. The February revolution in Petrograd was led by the Petrograd Soviet, and in February 1917, they successfully Suppressed Monarchical form of government.
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