Trotsky: Trotsky helped found the South Russian Workers’ Union. At the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party,Trotsky sides with the Menshevik faction, rejecting Lenin’s methods.He was one of the key organizers to the start of the russian revolution letting the bolsheviks take power in 1917.He was in charge the creation of the red army in 1918 after first world war.Along with the bolsheviks, he could defeat the white army and winning the civil war by 1921. He was assassinated in Coyoacan, Mexico.White army: Anti-Bolshevik monarchist forces in the 1917–1921 Russian civil war, many of whom went into exile following the Red Army victory.Red army: It was created by the communists in 1918, it was the military force of the Soviets. Trotsky was named war commissar but also played role in organizing and strengthening the army.Bolsheviks: Militant majority under Lenin that emerged from a split in the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1903 and which seized power in october 1917Lenin: Founder of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), inspirer and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and the architect, builder, and first head (1917–1924) of the Soviet state He was the founder of the organization known as Comintern (Communist International) and the posthumous source of “Leninism,”Alexander Kerensky: He was a moderate socialist, this means that he wasn’t too much conservative.He was elected to lead the fourth Duma provisional government.He was recognized as an outstanding non-bolshevik politician. When he was in the government he abolished the secret police and established the freedom of religion.Nicholas and Alexandra: Nicholas II was a highly sensitive man who preferred to be with his family than involve himself in the day-today running of his nation. A weak man, he was frequently bullied into doing things by his overbearing wife, Alexandra.Rasputin: Gregory Rasputin was a “holy man” from Siberia. He gained a reputation for being a healer and a prophet of sorts at an early age. Later on in his life, he spent time in Nicholas II’s court, advising the tsar and the tsaritsa about major decisions for Russia, as well as saving Alexei’s life on many occasions.Mensheviks: Members of the non-Leninist wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party which evolved into a separate organization. It originated when a dispute over party membership requirements arose at the 1903 congress of the Social-Democratic Party.