Recently I have seen a documentary film from "Star Media" (this is Russian film) called "The first world war". Up to this moment, I thought that the February Revolution had happened, because there was a huge economic problem and people were living in very poor conditions. Now I understand that the world war continued and this problem is obvious (but I didn't think about it before). Next, according to the film (and I believe it's true), the Bolsheviks signed a treaty of peace with very bad conditions for the Russian Empire (the Russian Empire had to pay reparations and lost some territories).
So now I'm confused, how did the Bolshevik's leader become so popular in Russia and have a lot of monuments?