The New Varangian Guard Rusland Garrison recreates the original bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperors and the cultural and military lifestyle of the powerful Byzantine Empire during 950 to 1204 AD. Recruited from fierce Viking warriors the Guard was an elite and feared fighting force. The Guard recreate this through the study and application of period fighting, craft and field skills both in public and private events. The New Varangian Guard can practice, display and teach the skills, arts and crafts that they pursue without compromising safety, the law, or personal enjoyment.

Rusland Garrison was formed on the 1st of January 1991.

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