Treaty of the Pruth, 21 July 1711

Treaty that ended fighting between Peter I the Great of Russian and the Turks during the Great Northern War, and with it Charles XII of Swedens best hope for a victory. Peter had been effectively defeated by a much larger Turkish army when he attempted to invade Turkish Moldavia, but to Charles's disappointment, the Turks had made a treaty which suited their aims. The treaty saw Azov returned to Turkey, and the destruction of a series of fortresses including Taganrog, distant concerns to the Swedes. A clause in which Peter promised to evacuate his troops from Poland and not to interfere in Poland again was not implemented.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (24 December 2000), Treaty of the Pruth, 21 July 1711,

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