Simbirsk (Ulyanosvsk) is the principal city and capital of Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia. It is located on the Volga River, 893 kilometers east of Moscow.Simbirsk was the birthplace and boyhood home of Lenin and therefore formerly a Soviet shrine. It was later renamed Ulianovsk after Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin). It has now been re(re)named Simbirsk.
As the home town of Lenin, it's worth visiting the Lenin Memorial Centre and Gardens and museums 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.
Things to See & Do
* Lenin Memorial Centre
* The Victory monument
* The Simbirsk Orthodox Brotherhood
* Park of Nation’s Friendship
* Historical Centre
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area – 354 km²
Population – 1,089,900 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location - The port at Simbirsk is located on the River Danube.
Travel Links - Ulyanovsk Baratayevka Airport is 9 km from the city center. Volga Dnepr Airlines has one daily flight from and to Moscow Vnukovo airport.POLET Air Company has one daily flight from and to Moscow Domodedovo. AviaNova has flights from and to Moscow Sheremetyevo on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The train takes you here from Moscow (from Kazanskaya train station) in approximately 16 hours or from Volgograd in about 20 hours. Ulyanovsk Main Station is located 6 km from the city center.