Why didn't Russia militarily intervene in Ottoman Armenia during the Hamidian massacres in the mid-1890s?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
16,699
SoCal
#1
In the mid-1890s, there was a large-scale slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire called the Hamidian massacres: Hamidian massacres - Wikipedia

Why didn't Russia militarily intervene in the Ottoman Empire during this time? Indeed, why not attack the Ottomans but publicly declare to the outside world that one's goals are limited to protecting the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and that one is uninterested in seizing the Straits at this point in time?

It does seem like it would have been a good moment for Russia to militarily intervene in the Ottoman Empire during this time. After all, I'm not sure that Germany would have been willing to fight on behalf of the Ottoman Empire in the 1890s.

Anyway, why didn't Russia militarily intervene back then?

Also, what would have happened had Russia indeed decided to militarily intervene during this time?
 

Edratman

Ad Honorem
Feb 2009
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Eastern PA
#6
One would think that Russia would have more sympathy for Christian Armenians than for its own Jewish population, though.
Most Armenians are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is a separate Christian sect from the Russian Orthodox Church. As shown countless times before, all religions, including Christianity, do not demonstrate any sort of affinity for alien sects unless there is a substantial profit to be gained from intervention. And most probably, the weaker sect will ultimately end up the big loser in the erstwhile alliance.
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
16,699
SoCal
#7
Most Armenians are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is a separate Christian sect from the Russian Orthodox Church. As shown countless times before, all religions, including Christianity, do not demonstrate any sort of affinity for alien sects unless there is a substantial profit to be gained from intervention. And most probably, the weaker sect will ultimately end up the big loser in the erstwhile alliance.
What was the profit to be gained during the Crusades?