This one page reading plus one page of questions summarizes the immediate cause of the Russian Revolution in 1917. It includes the conditions created by World War I, and the spontaneous protests that led to the February Revolution. This is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar readings on the Russian Revolution era, check other offerings by this author. A set of 5 readings is available as a Russian Revolution Unit (plus lesson suggestions).