Russo Turkish War 1877 1878
Battle of Svistov
The Battle of Svistov. ©Nikolai Dmitriev-Orenburgsky
1877 Jun 26

Battle of Svistov

Svishtov, Bulgaria

The Battle of Svistov was a battle fought between the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia on 26 June 1877. It occurred when Russian general Mikhail Ivanovich Dragomirov crossed the Danube River in a fleet of small boats and attacked the Turkish fortress. The next day, Mikhail Skobelev attacked, forcing the Turkish garrison to surrender. In result, the Russian military became ready to attack Nikopol.