In October 2012 Polotsk will celebrate 200th anniversary of liberation in the Patriotic War of 1812. This war influenced the lives and traditions of Polotsk cadets. Some directors, teachers and tutors of Polotsk Cadet Corps participated in the war against Napoleon.
At the museum-pedagogical activities "The well-known names of Polotsk land", which were held at the Museum of Local Lore in March, pupils were told about well-known graduates of the Cadet Corps – V. Kirpichev, G. Alekhnovich, R. Kondratenko.
At the end of the activities the young visitors watched a film about modern cadets. Some pupils wanted to enter Polotsk Cadet College and try the cadet’s life.