certificate dated on 28th of January 1887 (9th of February) in the register births book of the church of the Intercession. It was said that Vasilii, the son
of Ivan Stepanovich was born. The historian found out many interesting facts and have started the research of the biography of a legendary hero.
The register of births book with the notation of the birth of V. I. Chapaev is kept in the Central State archives of the Chuvash Republic.
- I. Chapaev (Chepaev as he signed his surname)
was born on the 28th (9th of February) 1887 in the village of Budaica
(now it’s the territory of the city of Cheboksary).