Ottomans declare war on Russia when they invade Moldova and Wallachia

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Tsar Nicholas I ordered Russian forces to occupy the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (present-day Romania), in response to the Ottomans' refusal to allow a Russian protectorate of Turkish Christians. 

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Editors. "Ottomans declare war on Russia when they invade Moldova and Wallachia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 July 2011
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