Repentance janissaries at the grave of his father.

Victor Arseni

Chisinau, Moldova, Republic Of

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Janissary Corps was founded by Sultan Murad I in 1365 from Christian youths aged 12-16 (Albanians, Armenians, Bosnians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Georgians, Serbs, Russian and other suffering people), was subsequently brought up in Islamic tradition.

Recruitment of children in the Janissaries (devshirme – Tax blood) was one of the most difficult duties of non-Muslims of the empire, because it allows the authorities to select and include in the service of the most physically and intellectually developed a youth, thereby weakening the conquered peoples.

In the Janissaries were recruited exclusively Christian children.

Moldovan people also wanted to make their slaves, but … 10 January 1475 the ruler of Moldova, Stefan cel Mare Sfint defeated the invincible until the 120000th army of specially trained Turkish soldiers, 40 thousandth peasant army!
And since the Turks from the first time can not explain, the more it seemed that an accident – had to beat them not once, not twice …

Maybe I'm on the topic yet Kasna in his paintings.
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Another wanted to say a few words about repentance – that it is the subject of my paintings!

Everybody has their own path to truth, full of doubts and mistakes, even the apostle Peter betrayed Jesus three times!
But the Lord forgives the offender and the most complete, repentance, sincere and without reservation – that's the way to the truth!
And do not desire to be a judge or a priest or a preacher, teaching all and sundry, while that in his eye beams can not see!
Still less persevering in their mistakes and justifying their crimes!
Main that repentance was sincere and without fanaticism, between you and him, otherwise it is a road to nowhere

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