The first stop on the tour was the Knight’s Move chess club, where grandmaster Sergei Karyakin held a simultaneous exhibition game. One of the cadets, the captain of the chess team, told the President about the club and demonstrated a collection of historical chess pieces. Vladimir Putin also visited the library and the museum, where he was told about the history of the academy. In addition, the President inspected the sports complex and the extracurricular education centre.
The Suvorov Military Academy is located in the protected territory of the Admiralteisky District of St Petersburg. There are two buildings for classes and one for extracurricular activities. All classrooms have interactive boards, and specialised classrooms are equipped with modern demonstration and laboratory equipment. The living quarters have everything the cadets need to go about their day, including preparation for classes and leisure.
The sports complex includes halls for team sports, martial arts, a swimming pool, a water sports hall and shooting ranges.
The extracurricular centre is designed to host classes in military disciplines and various other subjects, and are equipped with the latest devices for scientific experiments. Technology classrooms are equipped with workbenches, machine tools and computers; there are special workshops for classes in aircraft and ship modeling, robotics, and driving.
Currently, 514 cadets attend the academy.