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Ulyanovsk Oblast

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Ulyanovsk Oblast

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Ulyanovsk Oblast
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Quick Facts
Capital Ulyanovsk(Administrative center)
Government Russian Oblast
Currency Russian Ruble (Pуб.)
Area 37,3002
Population 1,292,799(2010 est)
Language Official:Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox 60.6%, Non-Religious Spirituality 12%, Other 27.4%
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Time Zone UTC +4
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.



  • 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

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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.


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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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