May 01, 2014

Travel Notes

The home where Lenin grew up in Samara (before his family moved to St. Petersburg) has reopened to visitors after an emergency restoration. The wooden house, which has been made into a museum, was in dire need of repair. Local media reported that the windowsills had to be tied to the house with ropes for fear they would fall on passersby.

Open continuously since 1940, the museum is located in the house where the Ulyanov family lived in the 1890s, when the youth who would become Lenin allegedly arrived at the conclusion that revolution was inevitable. The house has several original family possessions, including a grand piano.

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