Izhevsk

Izhevsk ēzhĭfsk´ [key], city (1989 pop. 635,000), capital of Udmurt Republic , E European Russia. A major steel-milling, armaments, machinery, motor vehicles, and metallurgical center, Izhevsk has ironworks dating back to 1760. Institutes studying Udmurt literature and history make Izhevsk the cultural center of the Udmurt Republic.

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