Izhevsk

Izhevsk

About Izhevsk

Izhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, situated on the Izh River in the Western Urals. Population: 627,734 (2010 Census); 632,140 (2002 Census); 635,109 (1989 Census). From 1984 to 1987, Izhevsk was called Ustinov (, in honor of Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union, Marshal Dmitry Ustinov). The city is an important industrial center, and is the economic, industrial, and administrative hub of the republic. Izhevsk is especially noted for its military industry, with Russia's biggest munitions enterprise, Izhmash, manufacturer of the AK-47, based in the city.

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