As of now I am away from my computer with RUS installed, but will be back soon, today or tomorrow. I have already generated the turn; I will send it out as soon as I can, unless anyone else wanted to host.
Yeah, since soviets don't really have a large official role in central government (as say, Regional Representatives like Senators do) it would be hard for them to hold onto power, even without the Bolshevik rule.
Soviets were for free elections (I mean free elections in the soviets, democracy is their base system), and people were for SR for they kept it (among other reasons). Also forbidding a 'revolutionary' party which is for participating in the so-loved-by-SR parliament elections, would cost the SR ver...
The provisional government that was set up to replace the Czar allowed Lenin and other exiled leaders back into Russia, much to their own demise. But what if they kept him in exile? Would the revolution have had a similar outcome? What do you think?
I would like to play as the Siberian player, however, there is one slight problem; for some reason, it won't let me access my PM inbox. I don't know if it is because I registered to the forums recently or what, but I'm sure we can work things out.