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Russia claims right to protect Christian subjects in the Ottoman Empire

04/19/1853
Russia claims right to protect Christian subjects in the Ottoman Empire, particularly in the Holy Places of Jerusalem. This dispute will simmer and grow into a series of antagonisms that will will eventually lead to the Crimean War. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Williams, Neville, ed. Chronology of World History. Vol. 3. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999. p. 268.

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