Who were they, the Janissaries, this monstrous hybrid of bodyguards and assassins? Each year, the emissaries of the Sultan of Turkey were taken from Christian parents a thousand boys. They were brought up and taught military science and converted to Islam. So they became Janissaries, people without a country, without family, alien and hostile worldwide. They had nothing to lose but life that they are not valued. Their blind courage and instinctive rage were the mainstay of the throne. But not in vain sultans they did not trust them and feared them. That is why at the residence of the sultans Janissaries in the capital were not allowed to carry weapons other than cutlass. But armed with cutlasses, they were a force to ignore that it was short-sighted, and underestimated - it is dangerous.