For our revolutionaries The Great War brought a brief cessation in revolutionary activity as governments around the world worked to round up aliens and potential revolutionaries. This meant that Bukharin was sent to prison in Austria, before escaping to Switzerland to continue his émigré activities. Stalin, on the other hand, wasn’t as lucky, after his return to St. Petersburg, he was sent into exile to Russia’s favorite place for political exiles-Siberia.
But the revolutionaries’ void was filled by one, which would make Russia bleed for years to come. It was filled by that of anarchy.