Azov campaigns 1695–1696

[ 1695 - 1696 ]

Azov campaigns of 1695–96, two Russian military campaigns during the Russo-Turkish War of 1686–1700, led by Peter the Great and aimed at capturing the Turkish fortress of Azov (garrison - 7,000 men), which had been blocking Russia's access to the Azov Sea and the Black Sea. Since the Crimean campaigns of 1687 and 1689 had failed because of the difficulty of moving a large army across the steppe, Peter decided to try a river approach.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Tsardom of Russia and Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 1695 1696 View

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