“A revolution is always distinguished by impoliteness, probably because the ruling 

classes did not take the trouble in good season 

to teach the people fine manners.”

–Leon Trotsky

In 1917, there were two revolutions that swept all through Russia, successfully ending the imperial rule and setting up the political and social framework that led to the creation of the Soviet Union. While the two revolutionary events took place within a few short months of each other, social unrest in Russia was gaining momentum for many years prior. The early 1900s classified Russia as being one of the most impoverished nations. Majority of the public belonged to the peasantry and the other half was industrial workers. The situation was such that even most of Europe viewed Russia to be backwards. Eventually, serfdom was introduced through which feudalism was introduced to the society, but only up until 1861 after which the country abolished serfdom. Their emancipation eventually led to the revolution of the working class.