|Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)|
Plevna Monument near the walls of Kitai-gorod
|Commanders and leaders|
Carol I of Romania
Ahmed Muhtar 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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