With the ethnic troubles and further oppression people demanded change.
The Russian Empire had over one hundred different ethnic groups, this posed a great problem.
With enlightenment came a greater call for change, but that was soon to be put down by repression.
Tsar Alexander II's liberal and humanitarian ideals led to reforms in the Russian Empire.
In 1855, Russia was an autocratic empire - controlling the Northern Eurasian Plateaus and Eastern Europe, with that came trouble.