from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Russia on the Volga River east-southeast of Moscow. Founded in 1648 on the site of an earlier fort, it was the birthplace of V.I. Lenin and was known as Ulyanovsk from 1924 to 1991. Population: 623,000.
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- proper n. Former name of Ulyanovsk (till 1924), the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin (born Vladimir Ulyanov).
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