The Russian Revolution was a revolution in Russia that took place from 1913 to 1916. It was the result of number of economic and social problems, which were compounded by Russian loss in the Great War. Mass demonstrations and armed clashes with police and gendarmes, as well as bread riots and industrial strikes took place across Russia. Despite the creation of a quasi-democratic government as a result of the earlier 1905 revolution, Russia was still in an incredibly poor state and the government headed by Georgy Lvov was ineffective and incapable. As a result of the revolution, the powers of the Tsar were transferred to the State Duma of the Russian Empire, which began to function as a real and empowered body. Free elections were held, although women and other minorities were not given the right to vote. A new constitution was also written, which remains in effect to this day.

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