Interesting facts about Ulyanovsk - This is a great opportunity to get more information about the European part of the Russian Federation. Today this city is a large industrial and aviation center of Russia.
So, before you the most interesting facts about Ulyanovsk.
14 interesting facts about Ulyanovsk
- The city was built by decree of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 1648, as a citadel of Sinbirsk in order to protect the eastern borders from enemy raids.
- Ulyanovsk was once called Sinbirsk, and then Simbirsk.
- Ulyanovsk was named after Vladimir Lenin, whose real name was Ulyanov.
- An interesting fact is that every 5th car and every 3rd aircraft in the Russian Federation is manufactured in Ulyanovsk.
- About 200 years ago, about 300,000 barge-haders worked here, who, walking along the shore, dragged various vessels against the current.
- It is curious that Ulyanovsk is considered one of the most multi-ethnic Russian cities. About 80 different nationalities live here.
- The oldest building in the city is the local military enlistment office. At one time the building was an estate belonging to the Yermolaev family. It was completed at the end of the 18th century.
- In 1899, local residents first saw silent films.
- Did you know that the Kremlin was also in Ulyanovsk? However, it was completely destroyed in the 18th century.
- In fact, Ulyanovsk does not stand on the Volga, but on the Kama, which flows into the Volga.
- An interesting fact is that 2 cities from the sister cities of Ulyanovsk are located in America. They are Macon and Oklahoma City.
- In the Sviyage River, which flows through Ulyanovsk, more than three dozen different species of fish inhabit (see interesting facts about fish).
- It was in Ulyanovsk that the famous UAZ all-terrain vehicles began to be produced.
- Outstanding personalities such as Nikolai Karamzin, Ivan Goncharov, Denis Davydov and many others were born in this city.