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'''Ulyanovsk''' is a city in [[Ulyanovsk Oblast]].
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[[Image:Volga Ulyanovsk-oliv.jpg|thumb|350px|Bridge over the Volga outside Ulyanovsk]]
  
==Get in==
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'''Ulyanovsk Oblast''' ([[Russian phrasebook|Russian]]: Улья́новская о́бласть ''ool-YAHN-uhf-skuh-yuh OH-bluhst’'') is a region in the [[Middle Volga]], which borders [[Penza Oblast]] to the west, [[Mordovia]] to the northwest, [[Chuvashia]] to the north, [[Tatarstan]] to the northeast, [[Samara Oblast]] to the east, and [[Saratov Oblast]] to the south.
You can get the train from Moscow, from the Kazanskii station
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Trams and Trolleybusses run throughout the city, as do minibusses or 'marshrutka'
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==See==
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* [[Ulyanovsk]] — the capital, principal city, and hometown of one very famous Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin
As the home town of Lenin, it's worth visiting the Lenin Memorial Centre and Gardens and muesums based in his former houses. There is also a museum dedicated to the poet 'Goncharov' and the war memorial at the end of the main street 'Ulitsa Goncharova' offers breathtaking views over the Volga.
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* [[Dmitrovgrad]] — a mid-sized industrial city on the Melekes River
  
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==Other destinations==
  
In winter, try cross-country skiing along the Sviaga river, in summer take a boat ride over the reservoir.
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More than half of Ulyanovsk Oblast's residents live in the two industrial cities Ulyanovsk and Dmitrovgrad; the rest of the region is largely agricultural steppe.
  
The city's main shopping centre 'Tsum' is basic to say the least but does offer some basic shopping.
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It is fairly easy to get to Ulyanovsk via [[Moscow]] on the daily overnight train (16 hours) or by plane (1.5 hours).
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Hotel 'Venets' is the most popular hotel, just opposite the Lenin Memorial Centre.
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The capital of Tartarstan, Kazan, is a stunning city just 7 hours train ride from Ulyanovsk.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:43, 19 May 2010

Bridge over the Volga outside Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russian: Улья́новская о́бласть ool-YAHN-uhf-skuh-yuh OH-bluhst’) is a region in the Middle Volga, which borders Penza Oblast to the west, Mordovia to the northwest, Chuvashia to the north, Tatarstan to the northeast, Samara Oblast to the east, and Saratov Oblast to the south.

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Regions

Cities

  • Ulyanovsk — the capital, principal city, and hometown of one very famous Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin
  • Dmitrovgrad — a mid-sized industrial city on the Melekes River

Other destinations

Understand

More than half of Ulyanovsk Oblast's residents live in the two industrial cities Ulyanovsk and Dmitrovgrad; the rest of the region is largely agricultural steppe.

Talk

Get in

It is fairly easy to get to Ulyanovsk via Moscow on the daily overnight train (16 hours) or by plane (1.5 hours).

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

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