However, ultimately in 1918 when the assembly met the Bolsheviks demanded that the assembly should surrender all its power to them and acknowledge the authority of the Congress of Soviets. But the assembly did not show its willingness to do so. Ultimately the Bolsheviks troops entered the hall of the Tauride Palace and dissolved the assembly. The Bolsheviks took this decision because they could not tolerate any interference with their programme by the assembly.
This action of the Bolsheviks was opposed by various sections. While the civil services went on strike as a protest thereby throwing the whole administrative machinery out of gear, the church also did not approve of this action. Even the general people and peasants also grew restive because the Bolsehviks coup was now affecting them too. However, unmindful of all this opposition, the All Russian Congress of the Soviets which met four years after the dissolution of the assembly adopted the “Declaration of the Rights of Labouring and Exploited Masses.” Russia was declared a ‘Republic of Soviets of Workers, Soldiers and Peasants Deputies’ and a ‘Free Union of Free Nations.’