The Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army in 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards of the Byzantine Emperors.
The Varangians or Varyags was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings who between the 9th and the 11th centuries ruled the medieval state of Rus’.

The Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army in 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards of the Byzantine Emperors.

The Varangians or Varyags was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings who between the 9th and the 11th centuries ruled the medieval state of Rus’.