What is the Guards?
In the army environment, there are such troops that are something marked and have advantages over the others. It's about the Guards. Let's talk in more detail about what the Guards are.
Like many words of the Russian language, the "guard" -borrowed word and is defined as the best, best troops. It came to us from Italian and literally means "protection, protection." But there is also a Scandinavian version of the origin of the word, based on the verbs "guard" and "protect."
In any case, the basis of the word liesprotective function of representatives of the Guard. The first guards appeared in Italy in the 12th century. In the domestic history, Peter I was convinced of the need to create such troops. At the moment, in the use of the word, there is a portable use. So, we can meet the combination of "old guard", which will mean the best tested part of the group or collective.
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