For some reason everyone thinks that the 1917 revolution was a liberal one. Most people voted for the Agrarian socialist - Narodniks during the 1917 elections. The party was called Socialist Revolutionary Party
The Bolsheviks and Mensheviks were pretty new back then.
The Narodniks is an old movement of socialist intellectuals which existed since the 1860s. They tried to convince the peasants and proletariat of socialist beliefs for more than 50 years. They killed Tsar Alexander II. They formed the Socialist Revolutionary Party later on so most people went with the SRP.
Narodniks focused upon the growing conflict between the peasantry and the so-called kulaks (more prosperous landowning farmers). The groups which formed shared the common general aims of destroying the Russian monarchy and the kulaks, and of distributing land fairly among the peasantry. The Narodniks generally believed that it was possible to forgo the capitalist phase of Russia's development and proceed directly to socialism.
The Narodniks saw the peasantry as the revolutionary class that would overthrow the monarchy, and perceived the village commune as the embryo of socialism