The Bolshevik Revolution created several changes and reforms in Russia, but primarily led to a change in governance from a structure of authoritarian rule to one of a socialist system. The Bolshevik Revolution took place in 1917, and led to the installment of political and social change. Russia, whose political history prior to the Revolution was one of autocratic and single-party rule, transitioned to a socialist form of governance following the revolution.
Although the Bolshevik Revolution secured some degree of political and social change in Russia, it did not entirely eliminate pressure from other leaders and parties seeking political gain. The revolution, which culminated in October 1917, was considered a victory for the common people of Russia, but not all Russians joined in the celebration. Some remained loyal to traditional and more conservative leaders, such as Vladimir Lenin.
With the ever-present threat of a takeover from conservative party members, officials in the Bolshevik party faced the difficult task of gaining and retaining support. Several treaties and agreements were signed between Bolshevik leaders and other prominent Russian political figures in an effort to maintain peace and prevent warfare. Bolsheviks found support primarily among urban Russians and city dwellers, while those in rural areas favored conservative politicians.