The Russo-Turkish War of was a quick but successful war initiated by Russia. It was one of the few offensive wars in which Russia had a unifying purpose. In this case, Russia was fighting to secure the rights of Armenians and Christians in the Muslim Ottoman Empire, who were victims of racist or religion based atrocities. When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April , it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires. On this occasion the other Great Powers had done all they could to prevent it, although public opinion in the West had been shocked by Turkey’s brutal repression of the. When Turkey declined the respective protocols of Ap , Russia decided to free by itself alone the Slavs from the Turkish domination and declared war against Turkey on April 24th. For this event Russia had entered an agreement with Austria as early as January, which overcame the danger that had threatened its army in on the Danube. This was followed by a series of Russian victories in Bulgaria, including a large battle at the Danubian city of Batin on September 7, , w Russians decisively defea Turks, inflicting 5, Turkish casualties, killed or wounded, and capturing another 5, Turks. In the meantime, the Russians laid siege to Turkish-held.
On 12 December, the Turks, beaten and running up additional debt, asked for mediation. When that brought little diplomatic action, the Ottomans appealed directly to the Russians for an armistice on 9 January On 31 January, the Russians, aware that a . On 31 October, the Russians moved unilaterally and issued an ultimatum that forced the Turks to halt their offensive. A congress convened in Istanbul in December , but failed to reach an accord. In January , the Russians, eager to avoid a broader war, reached a bilateral accord with the Austrians and on 24 April declared war on the. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The Turks rejected the proposal, and the Russians began to take steps towards a military solution. When war was finally declared, it was allegedly for the purpose of avenging the atrocities committed against the Bulgarians and for defending the Christians in the Balkans as a whole.
Khrushchev’s secret speech (Febru ), in Russian history, denunciation of the deceased Soviet leader Joseph Stalin made by Nikita Khrushchev to a closed session of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It was the nucleus of a . Alarmed by Russia's political gains, Britain and Austria-Hungary enforced the Treaty of Berlin in July , which restricted Russia's gains from the war. The Russo-Turkish War collection from the holdings of the Military Science Archive at the Russian State Military History Archive documents the military and civilian history of the war. Led by a Russian general, 68, Serbs attacked the Ottoman fort of Nis, and were soundly defeated, with 5, dead and 9, wounded. At this point, the Russians stepped in, and threatened war on the Ottomans unless peace was concluded on the basis of the status quo ante, which it was on 17 February Russo-Turkish War For a generation after the Crimean War British influence in the Balkans was predominant. Turkey regarded England as the bulwark of her defense against Russian.