Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)

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Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)

Plevna Monument near the walls of Kitai-gorod
DateApril 24 1877March 3 1878
Result Russian Victory, Treaty of Berlin
Reestablishment of the Bulgarian state; full independence of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro from Ottoman Empire
 Russian Empire
Serbia Serbia
Romania Romania
Bulgarian volunteers
 Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Russian Empire Mikhail Skobelev
Russian Empire Mikhail Loris-Melikov
Russian Empire Joseph Gourko
Russian Empire Ivan Lazarev
Romania Carol I of Romania
Serbia Kosta Protić
Ottoman Empire Ahmed Muhtar Pasha
Ottoman Empire Osman Pasha
Ottoman Empire Suleiman Pasha
Ottoman Empire Mehemet Ali
Ottoman Empire Veisel Pasha

The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 had its origins in a rise in nationalism in the Balkans as well as in the Russian Empire's goal of recovering territorial losses that it had suffered because of the Crimean War. Tsar Alexander II was fighting against the Ottoman Empire led by Abdul Hamid II .

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