Ulyanovsk is a fairly large city in Russia, founded in the 17th century. Since then, the city has changed its name several times and has grown considerably, turning into a large and extremely important industrial center. It is located in the European part of our country. Ulyanovsk is famous for its aviation industry, and earlier, you are old times, it was a major center of river trade.
Its modern name Ulyanovsk received, as it is easy to guess, in honor of VI Lenin, whose real name was Ulyanov.
Every fifth car and every third aircraft in Russia are manufactured in Ulyanovsk.
Literally a couple of hundred years ago in Ulyanovsk there were about three hundred thousand barge haulers. Here it will be appropriate to recall the famous painting “Burlaki on the Volga”.
Archeological artifacts were found on the territory of modern Ulyanovsk, indicating that primitive people lived here about hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Representatives of about 80 nationalities live in Ulyanovsk. This is one of the most multinational Russian cities.
The oldest building in Ulyanovsk is the regional military registration and enlistment office, once a former estate of the Ermolovs. This building was built more than two hundred years ago, at the end of the 18th century.
For the first time, residents of Ulyanovsk (then Simbirsk) saw a movie on a large screen (well, relatively large) in the distant 1899. Then it was still a silent film.
The local Kremlin in Ulyanovsk, unfortunately, has not survived until our days – it was completely destroyed in the late 18th century.
Ulyanovsk has several sister cities, two of which are in the United States.
In fact, Ulyanovsk does not stand on the Volga, but on the Kama River, which flows into the Volga.
In the Sviyaga River flowing through Ulyanovsk, only 33 different kinds of fish live in the city.
Ulyanovsk is the birthplace of the legendary UAZ car known to the people as a “goat” or “bobik”.