Ulyanovsk is a city on the Volga River in Russia east from Moscow.


During the Soviet period, Ulyanovsk lost much of its historical heritage. All traces of the original wooden fort are gone, as are all churches of old Simbirsk, only a few 19th century buildings remain in the city, most notably the houses where Lenin lived between 18701887. The Holy Trinity Cathedral was being rebuilt, but now the rebuilding is cancelled. Some famous residents of Ulyanovsk are also remembered, such as historian Nikolai Karamzin and writer Ivan Goncharov.

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