Dmitry Medvedev attended the opening of the first Presidential Cadet Academy 2010-09-01 12:00:00 Orenburg As Russia marks the start of the new school year with Knowledge Day, Dmitry Medvedev attended the opening of the first Presidential Cadet Academy The President gave a lesson about peace in one class, visited the teaching and residential buildings, and talked with teachers and cadets’ parents. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Medvedev congratulated the students and staff on the start of the new school year and said that similar academies would be opened in all of the federal districts over the coming years. The Orenburg Presidential Cadet Academy was launched by presidential order at the site of the former Orenburg Higher Air Defence School and is under the Defence Ministry’s jurisdiction. The academy has a total of 359 students aged 10 and up, who will go through a seven-year programme. The cadets will study two foreign languages, subjects related to modern technology, and will have an intensive physical training.