The Russo-Turkish War was a conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox coalition led by the Russian Empire and composed of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro.Fought in the Balkans and in the Caucasus, it originated in emerging 19th-century Balkan nationalism. Additional factors combined Russian goals of recovering territorial losses endured during the Crimean War, re-establishing itself in the Black Sea and supporting the political movement attempting to free Balkan nations from the Ottoman Empire.The Russian-led coalition won the war. As a result, Russia succeeded in claiming several provinces in the Caucasus.
The Causes of War. – The Rival Armies. – The Plans of Campaign. – The Russians. – Plans of Campaign continued. – The Turkish. – The Russian Deployment. – The Passage of the Danube. – The Russian Advance up to the First Battle of Plevna. – The First and Second Battle of Plevna. – The Turkish Offensive. – The Capture of Lovcha by the Russians. – The Third Battle of Plevna. – The Third Battle of Plevna continued. – Events in the Theatre of War from the Third Battle of Plevna to the Fall of Mehemet Ali. -The Fall of Plevna. – The Fall of Plevna continued.