The Ulyanovsk local newspaper Orthodox Simbirsk
is still in circulation despite authorities holding preliminary hearings in January 2005 following a criminal case against the editor in 2002 for demonizing Jews.
Lenin was the third child in a family of six born to the Inspector of Popular Schools for the province of Simbirsk
At its heart is the city - once called Simbirsk
but renamed to honour Lenin's original surname - located along the Volga, a key shipping route for many centuries.
Elias brings from remote Simbirsk
a memory of Vladimir Ulyanov's (Nikolai Lenin's) birth.
1870: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin), pictured, Russian revolutionary leader, was born in Simbirsk
In January, there were preliminary hearings arising out of the Article 282 criminal case initiated in Ulyanovsk in 2002 against the editor of the local newspaper "Orthodox Simbirsk
," who ran a number of articles demonizing Jews.
In 1874 local police in the Simbirsk
diocese reported that believers from neighboring villages began gathering before an "epiphanic" icon in order "to read akathistoi, to sing troparia, and to pray.
According to new documents released to coincide with the 136th anniversary of Lenin's birth, in 1919 political leaders in the remote Simbirsk
region of Russia declared women over 18 state property because, 'All the best species of the fairer sex are owned by the bourgeoisie which inhibits mankind's development'.