Who ended the Monarchy in Russia?

3 Answers
Aug 6, 2017

The communist party led by Lenin.


After the Russian Revolution there was a bitter civil war between the Bolsheviks and the White Army which was supported by the West and was fighting for the restoration of the Romanov dynasty. The communists eventually prevailed.

Aug 6, 2017

Arguably, nobody. Through 1917 till 1920 and beyond the Russian Civil War raged.


There were 4 phases to the Russian Civil War as set out by by Matthew White in the Great Big Book of Horrible Things:

Nov. 1917 to November 1918 the Germans dominated and the Bolsheviks were subservient.

Nov. 1918 to Nov 1919 the Germans were gone and the Bolsheviks were on the defensive against the anti-Bolsheviks.

Nov. 1919 to Nov. 1920 The Bolsheviks were on the offensive against the anti-Bolsheviks

After Nov. 1920 the anti-Bolsheviks were gone and the Bolsheviks consolidated power.

As a sideline when the Bolsheviks took over they found all this great secret stuff to do with Foreign affairs. They discovered a copy of he Sykes Picot Treaty between Britain and France about dividing up the Middle East post WW1 and promptly blabbed to everyone about it.

The Bolsheviks, although not officially.


Before 1917 Tsar Nicholas II ruled the Russians.
After the Brutal Assassination of The Imperial family in 1918 by the Bolsheviks the (Tsar) monarchy ended.