Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812)

Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812)
Part of the Russo-Turkish Wars and Napoleonic Wars
Russian Fleet after the Battle of Athos by Alexey Bogolyubov
LocationMoldavia, Wallachia, Armenia, Caucasus, and the Dardanelles
ResultRussian victory
Treaty of Bucharest
Russia annexes the eastern half of Moldavia, which became known as Bessarabia
Russian Empire Russian EmpireOttoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders

Russian Empire Alexander Prozorovsky
Russian Empire Pyotr Bagration
Russian Empire Nikolay Kamensky
Russian Empire Mikhail Kutuzov

Russian Empire Dmitry Senyavin
Ottoman Empire Sultan Selim III
Ottoman Empire Sultan Mustafa IV
Ottoman Empire Sultan Mahmud II
Ottoman Empire Kör Yusuf Ziyaüddin Paşa
Ottoman Empire Keçiboynuzu İbrahim Hilmi Paşa
Ottoman Empire Seydi Ali Paşa
Ottoman Empire Laz Aziz Ahmed Paşa
Ottoman Empire Koca Hüsrev Mehmed Pasha

The Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812) between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire was one of the Russo-Turkish Wars.


The war broke out in 1805–1806 against the background of the Napoleonic Wars. In 1806, Sultan Selim III, encouraged by the Russian defeat at Austerlitz and advised by the French Empire, deposed the pro-Russian Constantine Ypsilanti as Hospodar of the Principality of Wallachia and Alexander Mourousis as Hospodar of Moldavia, both Ottoman vassal states. Simultaneously, the French Empire occupied Dalmatia and threatened to penetrate the Danubian principalities at any time. In order to safeguard the Russian border against a possible French attack, a 40,000-strong Russian contingent advanced into Moldavia and Wallachia. The Sultan reacted by blocking the Dardanelles to Russian ships and declared war on Russia.

Other Languages
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Rusko-turski rat (1806–1812)