Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

DAGESTAN Northern and eastern Caucasus, approaching the central western Caspian coast. The Murid Imams of the 19th century were the source of considerable resistence to Russian advances in the region, and succeeded in gaining independence from Russian occupation for a time after 1834.

In 1837 Russian forces took the besieged Murid fortress at Ahulgo, in Daghestan, with almost 3,000 Russian casualties, as a long Russian-Murid guerrilla war in the Caucasus Mountains intensified.

In 1859 Russian forces took the Murid base at Gounib, in the Caucasus Mountains; Shamili surrendered, ending the long Russian Murid guerrilla war.


Timelines of War, 326, 340; The Caucasus.

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