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Battle of Svistov
Part of Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Date June 26, 1877
Location Near Svishtov, Bulgaria
Result Russian Victory. The Russians were made ready to attack Nikopol.
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
Mikhail Dragomirov
Mikhail Skobelev

The Battle of Svistov was a battle of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878. It was fought between the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia on June 26, 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.


  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0-442-22336-6).


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