On February 28, 1732 the Empress Anna Ioannovna approved the plan of the Cadet Corps, developed by Russia's field marshal Burkhard von Münnich
Cadet Corps was a full-time and full-board military school for young boys. In addition to formal education the students of the Cadet Corps went through combat training and had a military uniform. The facility mainly admitted the children of higher-class society.
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