Detail of Franz Roubaud's panoramic painting The Siege of Sevastopol (1904) The Crimean War (October 1853 – February 1856) was a conflict in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and (to a lesser extent) the Piedmont-Sardinia (The Kingdom of Sardinia). Austria, while neutral, played a role in stopping the Russians.
Crimean War, part of European Ottoman & Russo-Turkish wars (Oct. 1853 – Feb. 1856) Russia lost to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia. One "cause" involved seeking rights for Christian minorities in the Holy Land, then under control of the Ottoman Empire. Important to understand history to grasp current events in 2014.
The Crimean War (1853 – 1856) was a conflict between Russia and an alliance of France, Britain, and the Ottoman Empire. In dispute were the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, controlled by the Ottoman Empire. The French promoted the rights of Catholics, while Russia promoted those of the Orthodox Christians. Also the decline of the Ottoman Empire, and the unwillingness of Britain and France to allow Russia to gain territory and power. Battle of Balaclava.
The Crimean War (pronounced /kraɪˈmiːən/ or /krɨˈmiːən/) (October 1853 – February 1856) was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.