Council representatives, Cossacks from the National Cossack Society, Union of Russian and Foreign Cossack Warriors, and fighters from the Don Cossack brigade met with the cadets ahead of New Year’s Eve. They handed out schoolbags filled with supplies, as well as sweets, on behalf of Presidential Aide and Council Chairman Dmitry Mironov. In addition to this, the Alchevsk Cossack Cadet Corps received new equipment, including a computer room, audio equipment and a certificate for acquiring a wrestling mat for the school gym.
The Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation helped deliver these presents to the Lugansk People’s Republic.
The Alchevsk Cossack Cadet Corps was established in September 2018. It is named after Russian military commander, Cossack Ataman, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 General Matvei Platov. Students enrolled in the Cossack Cadet Corps include children whose parents sacrificed their lives to bring peace to Donbass. In 2022, the Alchevsk Cossack Cadet Corps took part in the Best Cossack Cadet Corps competition for the first time.
Supporting Cossack cadet corps is a major priority for the Council for Cossack Affairs.