TIL Vikings served as the personal bodyguard of the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. They were known as the Varangians – Men of Oath

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  1. The Varangians were also known as the Rus. They were Swedish Vikings, and some later established rule over Slavs. Hence, Russia – Rus sia.

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