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Ulyanovsk, Russia
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    (1648- )
    Administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
    Located on the western bank of the Volga River
    2010 Population: 613,786
    Originally known as Simbirsk until 1924
    Birthplace of Vladimir Lenin
    Its weather gets freakin' cold in January.
    A fire burned most of the city including a wooden kremlin in the 18th century.
    It is named after Vladimir Lenin as his last name was originally Ulyanov.
    The majority of its historical significance of Simbirsk were lost in the time of the Soviet Union.
    There was very little offer for tourists after the Soviet Union no longer existed.
    Its economy bounced back in the early 21st century with its manufacturing and transportation businesses.
    It serves as the headquarters for Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
    The President Bridge is among one of Europe's longest bridges.
    It was the hosting location for the 2016 Bandy World Championship.
    It has four theaters, three universities and numerous museums.
    It offers Volga River tours for tourists.

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