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Battle Name : Rustchuk

Date(s) : 20 July 1810 - 26 September 1810

Part of : Russo-Turkish war, Ninth ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over Turkish garrison

Type of battle : Land


Count Kamenskoi, commanding the Russian army, ordered a premature storming of the fortified town on the 3rd August. Most of the Russian casualties fell in this foray. Upon surrender the able bodied Turks [8,000 to 9,000] were allowed to go free.


A fortified town [now called Ruse] on the banks of the Danube [Dunav] in northern Bulgaria. (Bulgaria)

Casualty figures

Turkish garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
6,000 (40.00%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
8,000 (32.00%)