What makes the Center so special for youths?

Our Center is a large-scale camp, which can accommodate and train 600 youths at the same time. The design and conceptual architectural solutions were developed by specialists of the Military Construction Complex of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

At a 25-hectare site, constructors erected a two-storey educational and administrative building with an assembly hall accommodating 960 persons; five dormitories accommodating 120 persons each; a hostel for staff accommodating 160 persons; a canteen; a medical office; and a roofed sports complex and other sports facilities, including a stadium with a football field, racetracks and spectator stands.

Within the territory, there is outdoor power sports equipment, four sports grounds (for mini football, handball, basketball and volleyball), tennis tables, a gymnastics site, an obstacle course with a water obstacle, a hockey box, a recreation area, rock-climbing walls, and a shooting gallery (for shooting blank guns imitating shots with purpose-specific blank cartridges).

Being guided by 170 professional teachers, instructors and trainers, senior school and college students will have a chance to gain knowledge and insights into up-to-date military and civil technologies. A training session lasts five days and includes intense theoretical lessons, practical workshops and sports training.

What will you need to take with you?

Recommendations for clothing and footwear:

  • Jacket (waterproof) with a seasonal hood
  • Raincoat (possibly disposable) or umbrella (seasonal)
  • Gloves (dark monophonic for the season)
  • Cap (dark solid color)
  • Warm sweater (preferably with a "neck")
  • Track suit
  • Change of clothes for tactical training and marching
  • T-shirts (solid color, 3-4 pieces)
  • Socks (at least 5 pairs), warm socks (2 pairs)
  • Underpants (5 pcs.)
  • Pajamas or other sleepwear
  • Dark-colored shoes with water protection (not bright colors, preferably black)
  • Sports shoes for the gym (no color restrictions)
  • Replacement shoes for the assembly hall (required!)
  • A bag for changing shoes (you can just use a special bag)
  • Thermal underwear (for those who visit in winter)
  • Personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, toilet soap, shampoo, washcloth, deodorant (roller only, not spray), wet wipes, paper handkerchiefs, etc.)
  • Creamy or oily insect bites (aerosols are not allowed).
    * Creams / products must be sealed, not opened

Personal holdings:

  • Laundry soap
  • A bottle or flask for water (preferably signed), water can be taken in the dining room or from the cooler
  • Checkered notebook with 48 sheets and blue ballpoint pen
  • If necessary, a laptop for private lessons in your free time (no WI-FI access)
  • A push-button phone without a camera is allowed to be used on the territory, except for classes
  • You can take oversized musical instruments (guitar, marching drum, saxophone, etc.) with you.
  • Costumes for creative performances (optional)


  • Smartphones are not intended for use in "Avangard"!
  • All personal property (money, jewelry) is the responsibility of the fee participant. We do not recommend taking expensive property with you.


  • Matches, lighters, other sources of open fire, cigarettes, any smoking mixtures, vapes, snus, electronic cigarettes
  • Food and beverages
  • All types of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic equipment
  • Traumatic toys
  • Self-defense items (electric shock devices, gas devices, etc.)
  • Alcohol
  • Prohibited substances on the territory of the Russian Federation
  • Energy drinks
  • Knives and other piercing and cutting objects (except for sewing and personal hygiene items)
  • Print/audio/video products that promote immoral behavior and violence
  • Boilers and other electric heating devices
  • Teapots
  • Cell phones (excluding push-button phones without cameras), smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets
  • Photo or video equipment
  • Medications, if not prescribed by a doctor
Is it safe to stay at the Center?

The fence around the territory is made of metal openwork sections 2.5 m long and 2.6 m high, which are secured on metal pillars erected on concrete foundations. The entire fence is 1,640 running meters long. There are 45 CCTV cameras along the perimeter – every camera sends data to the security post. All facilities of “Avangard” Center are equipped with up-to-date and reliable fire detection systems and indoor and outdoor (perimeter) CCTV systems. Security posts automatically receiving data from all CCTV cameras and fire detection systems are arranged in each building. The round-the-clock central fire post is equipped with an automated fire alarm system. In addition, the Center has a medical office staffed with highly competent specialists, which operates around the clock.

How is the training process arranged during the COVID-19 pandemic?

An online training program includes a series of interactive activities, tests and video lessons dedicated to patriotic education, military training and basics of safety management in emergencies.

Within the framework of online training sessions, senior students will learn specific features of military service and current military specialties and civil occupations that are in demand in the military industrial complex.

Lessons will be held on a dedicated online platform of the Center and will be monitored by specialists who are always ready to assist the participants. A training session lasts for 21 days, 35 hours online in total.

In the process of the online sessions, all cadets will undergo tactics, weapons, technical, march drill and military medical training; gain insights into radiation, chemical and biological protection and military printing activity; and will get a chance to study common military Regulations.