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A city of western Russia on the Volga River east-southeast of Moscow. Founded as Simbirsk in 1648, it was the birthplace of Lenin. It was renamed Ulyanovsk in 1924.


(Russian uljˈjanəfsk)
(Placename) a city in W central Russia on the River Volga: birthplace of Lenin (V. I. Ulyanov), after whom it was renamed in 1924. Pop: 639 000 (2005 est). Former name: Simbirsk


(ulˈyɑ nɔfsk, -nɒfsk, -nəfsk)

a city in the W Russian Federation, on the Volga: birthplace of Lenin. 625,000. Formerly, Simbirsk.
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The first fair this year will unfold on March 3 in Zheleznodorozhny district of Ulyanovsk.
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There is nothing strange about the name, many new discoveries are named after famous people," Gleb Uspensky, the head of Natural History Museum at Ulyanovsk State University, told Russia's Ria Novosti news agency.
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