The ceremony was attended by Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov, Head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs Igor Barinov, Krasnodar Territory Governor Veniamin Kondratyev, Ataman of the All-Russian Cossack Society and State Duma deputy Nikolai Doluda and Deputy Minister of Education Denis Gribov.
This is the fourth time that the Novorossiysk Cossack Cadet Corps wins the title. Its cadets study the history and culture of Cossacks and managerial skills.
The ceremony to present the Presidential challenge banner has been held annually since 2010 in accordance with the Presidential Executive Order No. 977 On the Annual Review Contest for the title of The Best Cossack Cadet Corps, signed on August 30, 2009.