When Ilya Ulyanov was assigned to Simbirsk, the Ulyanov family moved there from Nizhny Novgorod in September 1869. They rented the annexe of a house in the Streletskaya St. and lived there for about a year. This is where Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) was born on April 22, 1870. This annexe would eventually become a memorial museum.
It took a lot of time and effort determine where Vladimir Lenin was born. Only by the end of the XX century did the researchers find out that the house where Lenin was born still existed. In 1970, Vladimir Lenin's 100th anniversary, the house was renovated and a memorial plaque was installed. The househoul exposition opened on the first floor in October 1984, and 1988 saw the opening of the documentary exposition on the ground floor.
The museum preserves the atmosphere of the 1870es and tells about the work of Ilya Ulyanov, who was considered by his contemporaries to be «a pedagogue and enlightener known all over Russia». There are also some genuine items that belonged to the Ulyanovs.
Vladimir Putin, the President of the Rusian Federation, visited the museum in 2002. Many other politicians, actors and scientists have also been there, including Evgeny Mironov, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Gennady Zyuganov, Zhores Alferov, Sergey Bezrukov, Elena Drapeko and others. The museum is also quite popular with tourists.
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