Russia Keeping It Classy! Grand Kremlin Palace Hosts Annual Ball for Young Cadets (VIDEO)

Hundreds of young Russian cadets put on a display of glitz and glamour as they arrived for the annual cadet ball at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.


Originally appeared at: Russia Insight

As we previously wrote, glamorous, fashioned balls are making a comeback among, Russians, and especially Russian Christians. So here, as an example is some splendid footage from one of the biggest balls of 2020 in Russia, the Cadet Ball in Moscow.

Historically, cadet corps were prestigious all-boys military schools that prepared boys to become officers in Imperial Russia.  After the fall of the Soviet Union, the schools were re-established. Today, they educate both girls and boys upon the pre-revolutionary model of military, moral, and cultural preparation and upbringing.

Of course, balls are prohibited during the Lenten period, so this one took place shortly before the Russian Orthodox Church began to observe Lent. 


The cadet ball "Fatherland, Devotion, Honor" was held in the St. Andrew's Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. 

The celebration was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, and its participants were 80 students of the cadet classes of the Federal Guard Service. 

Under the accompaniment of the Presidential Orchestra, couples danced waltzes and polonaises. 

Cadet classes in the Federal Guard Service began to open in Russian schools in 2010. Next to general education subjects, pupils are additionally engaged in a physical training drill, gym lessons, and they learn the basics of public service. 

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