Votkinsk (vôtˈkĭnsk) [key], city (1989 pop. 103,500), Udmurt Republic, E European Russia, on a tributary of the Kama River. It has machine plants and sawmills. Founded in 1759 as Votkinski Zavod, a metal industry settlement, it was pillaged by Pugachev in 1774. The home of Tchaikovsky, who was born in Votkinsk, is now a museum. The city is named for the Votyaks, now called Udmurts.
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