Orlov Bakhtin Cadet Corps

In 1835, retired colonel Mikhail Petrovich Bakhtin, petitioned to donate his private fortune of a million and a half rubles, and his estate of 2,700 serfs, to establish a cadet corps in Orel. Tsar Nicholas I promoted him to Major-General, and the corps was officially opened in 1853. Numerous important officers graduated from here over the years.