The provisional government carried out reforms and continued waging war

The provisional government in St. Petersburg was first led by Prince Georgy Lvov. Most of the ministers were liberal constitutional democrats (i.e. from the “cadet party”). The Minister of Justice was Alexander Kerensky, the only socialist in the government, who became Minister of War in May. The provisional government implemented freedom of speech and other […]

The end of grain imports from Russia caused a food shortage in Finland

In May 1917, the Finnish parliament passed a food bill prepared by the Senate. The Russian provisional government confirmed the law in early June. The law allowed for rationing and requisitions. It was applied to cereal products, which provided Finns with more than half of their total energy requirement. The Finnish Senate began to enforce […]