There is a house still preserved in the Tatarstan capital, the address is 24 Ulyanov-Lenin Street (formerly Rostova’s house in Pervaya Gora) – this is where the Ulyanovs stayed after moving to Kazan from Simbirsk, and now there is a commemorative plate installed on the building’s wall.
At the history museum of Kazan Federal University one can study the documents concerning V.I. Ulyanov entering Kazan Imperial University and being expelled soon after for participating in student uprisings.
A short distance away from Kazan there is a village of Lenino-Kokushkino, which was the place of Lenin’s first exile. There was also his grandfather A.D. Blank’s estate, where his mother Maria Aleksandrovna’s spent her early days. Now this place hosts the Lenino-Kokushkino State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve, with the late 19th century atmosphere recreated on a picturesque bank of the Ushnya river. A large wooden house, an example of a nobleman’s country estate of that time, has also been reconstructed here.
The city of Kazan itself has Lenin’s memorial museum in the wing of the former Orlova’s house in Pervaya Gora Street (currently it is 58 Ulyanov-Lenin Street). Here V.I. Ulyanov lived with his family upon his return from exile. The preserved house is a vivid example of an estate building of the second half of the 19th century, while the exhibit shows the modest living conditions of the Ulyanov family. The interiors are meant to closely resemble the original ones. The collections contain authentic memorial items, unique for their representation of the past centuries.
In front of the memorial house there is a garden with phloxes, malvas and camomiles – exactly the way it used to be back in the day.