The poll «the Name of the Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region»

Leaders of the rating

Ulyanov-Lenin Vladimir Ilich
Political figure and statesman, the founder of the CPSU, the organizer of the October socialist revolution, the initiator of the USSR formation.

Karamzin Nikolay Mikhajlovich
A writer, historian,  journalist, critic, the honorary member of the Petersburg Academy of sciences, the author of  " History of the Russian State ".

Goncharov Ivan Aleksandrovich
A famous writer, author of novels "Oblomov", " Ordinary story", "Breakage".

Davidov Denis Vasilevich
Poet, prose writer, hero of Otechestvennaya Vojna  of 1812 (Napoleon's invasion).  Among his poems: " The Hussar feast ", "Dushenka",  "To Burtsev", " the Borodino field ".

Plastov Arcady Aleksandrovich
Artist, national artist of the USSR, one of the brightest masters of domestic painting of XX century.

Jazikov Nikolay Mikhajlovich
Poet, representative of the nearest poetic environment of A.S.Pushkin, the bright representative of " school of harmonious accuracy ».

Aksakov Sergey Timofeevich
Writer, memoirist, critic, journalist. The author of works " the Notes of the gun hunter of the Orenburg oblast "

Matrosov Alexander Matveevich
The hero of Soviet Union (19.06.43, posthumously), guard common soldier. In Soviet Army since 1942.

Ulyanov Ilya Nikolaevich
Teacher, educator, the organizer of education in the Simbirsk province in 1860-1880-s, father of V.I.Ulyanov (Lenin).

Hitrovo Bogdan Matveevich
The founder of the cities of Karsun and Simbirsk, boyar, the statesman of an epoch of tsar Alexey Mikhajlovich.

Polbin Ivan Semenovich
Twice Hero of Soviet Union (23.11.1942,6.04.1945, posthumously). The General-major of aircraft (1943). In Soviet Army since 1927.

Andrey Blazhennyj (Ogorodnikov Andrey Ilich)
Saint of Russian Orthodox church, the Simbirsk foolish.


On June, 12th within the framework of celebrating of the Day of Russia and the Day of the City there have been summed up the results of the first stage of the poll «the Name of the Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region».

December, 12th, 2008 there started the regional poll « the Name of the Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region ». Competition is founded by the Government of the Ulyanovsk oblast on account of introduction of the Day of domestic history on the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. The new holiday will be annually celebrated on December, 12th on birthday of the Simbirsk region native - Nikolay Mikhajlovich Karamzin, a historian, writer, journalist, critic, and the first historiographer of the Russian state.

The poll is one of the components, the pilot project of the large long-term regional program in the field of cultural policy « Karamzin: history and culture ». The program is aimed at studying, preservation and popularization of the heritage of the outstanding people of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk, search of a new positive brand of the region and concentration of all public forces around it.

The idea to hold the poll came from a remote village of the Ulyanovsk region - from Z.G.Kichigina the head of the Radishchevo high school during a live transmission with Governor S.I.Morozov. Z.G.Kichigina suggested to address to history of our region and to teach youth on its great examples and not to turn back on history.

The idea was supported by marked people of Ulyanovsk - professor L.A.Sapchenko Doctor of Philology, B.V.Aleksandrov people's Artist of Russia, the winner of the Russian State Prize, V.A.Perfilov the Cand. (history) sc., and other representatives of the outstanding fellow countrymen.

The poll is being held since December, 12th and till December, 12th, 2009 in two stages. The first stage - since December, 12th, 2008 till June, 12th, 2009. The second - since June, 12th 2009 till December, 12th, 2009.

There was formed the Advisory council to arrange the poll. It  includes representatives of the ministries and departments of the region, heads of cultural and educational  institutions, scientists, historians, regional historians, public representatives. The Governor - the chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk oblast S.I.Morozov heads the Advisory council.

At this stage there was an active revealing and selection of the most significant countrymen of Simbirsk in the regional history. Famous people of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk Gallery containing 80 nominees made up the basis of the opinion poll.

The interested people are supposed to participate in the Internet-voting on a special site of the poll There are references to the poll on sites of the Government of the Ulyanovsk oblast, the Department of culture and archival business of the Ulyanovsk oblast, the Ulyanovsk regional scientific library n.a. V.I.Lenin. It is also possible to vote by phone on contact number of the Ulyanovsk regional scientific library n.a. I.Lenin (8422) 44-30-97.

In January, 2009 there was launched a new action aimed at promotion of reading in the Ulyanovsk oblast - campaign train « the Provincial book express train ».

The Contest « the Name of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region » became one of the main missions of the campaign train. There were tours to 15 municipal districts of the region, Dimitrovgrad, Novoulyanovsk, libraries of the Central library system of Ulyanovsk took place. 57 presentations of regional actions, competitions and projects, including the contest « the Name of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region» have taken place since the first departure the campaign train to the districts of the Ulyanovsk region. During presentations it was briefly told about life and activity of famous people of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk, particularly of N.M.Karamzin. There were also given methodical recommendations on realization of the contest in municipal districts. It was emphasized that the contest is a part of the large long-term regional program « Karamzin: history and culture ». aimed at studying, preservation and popularization of the outstanding people of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk. The point of the poll is not the result, but the process during which the people of Ulyanovsk once again will address to history, recollect its main characters, learn much new about their life and activity.

Now in all areas of  the region actions similar to "Express train" are held, and all lot of the population participate in the poll. Within the framework of « the Simbirsk book - 2008 » there was signed an agreement on creative cooperation aimed at carrying out the contest « the Name of the Simbirsk - Ulyanovsk region » with new information partners - the newspaper «Ulyanovskaya pravda» and company " Megafon ".

The course of the contest is the regular subject of  the regional and city mass-media attention. The results of the first stage of the regional poll « the Name of the Simbirsk - Ulyanovsk region » in the regional districts showed that31 997 people have taken part in voting.

At the moment leaders of the contest are: politician Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov-Lenin, historiographer of the Russian State Nikolay Mikhajlovich Karamzin, writers Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov, Nikolay Mikhajlovich Yazykov and Sergey Timofeevich Aksakov, artist Arcady Arkadevich Plastov, the teacher and educator Ilya Nikolaevich Ulyanov, the founder of Simbirsk Hitrovo Bogdan Matveevich, defenders of the Motherland Ivan Semenovich Polbin, Denis Vasilevich Davidov and Alexander Matrosov, the Saint of Russian Orthodox church, the patron of Simbirsk Andrey Blazhennyj. They are the people who not only glorified our region, but also became a part of Russian and world history.

Public elections of the person   who will becomes a symbol of Simbirsk - Ulyanovsk region, proceed. Ahead is the next stage: open roundtable discussion of nominees in the presence of TV, radio and printing mass media, new voting and declaring the winner in honour of which the next 2010 will be named.

On December, 12th, 2009 - the Advisory council of competition is to declares the main Name of the Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk region - the winner of public poll.