Rynda

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Rynda (Russian: Рында) were bodyguards of Russian grand princes and tsars in the 16–17th centuries.[1] They were selected from young men of noble origin. They were not court officials and were not paid for the service. The position was abolished by reforms of Peter the Great in 1698.[1]

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