Izhevsk

izh3Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University is situated in Izhevk –a large industrial, cultural and research center. It is the capital of the Udmurt Republic, situated in the European part of Russia between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains, with the population over 630,000 people. The distance between Izhevsk and Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, is 1,129 km.

The city has the developed market infrastructure, modern system of transport communications: railway junction, airport and automobile arterial roads.
Izhevsk was founded in 1760 and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2010.From its very beginning till present time the industry of Izhevsk has been focused on defense arms production. By the middle of 19th century the city turned into an important industrial center of pre-Urals region and produced high quality steel, arms, hunting guns and rifles of different kinds.

During the 2nd World War Izhevsk became famous as a small arms producer. After the war the plants and factories of Izhevsk began to produce Kalashnikov automatic machine-guns. Its legendary designer, Lieutenant-General Mikhail Kalashnikov is an Honorary Citizen of Izhevsk and an Honorary Professor of Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University.

Currently the industrial complex of Izhevsk is presented by 50 large enterprises producing equipment for fuel and energy complex and agrarian-industrial complex, machinery with digital program control, reducing transmissions, bearings, cars, all types of rifles, metal and metal-roll, complex systems of space communication and electronic equipment, medical and domestic devices, plastic articles, military equipment and many other types of products.

izh1Izhevsk is known for its great educational, intellectual and research potential. Scientific investigations in the fields of physics, economics, environment, land tenure and development of the social sphere of the city are conducted in 23 scientific centers of institutions and universities. The professional training of specialists is held by 4 state universities and their 6 branches, 5 private universities and branches, and 17 secondary professional schools.

A modern system of medical services is established in Izhevsk: cardiologic clinic, center of neurosurgery, ophthalmology and prenatal care are in the list of the leading centers of the Russian Federation.

In the area of Izhevsk there are over 850 sport facilities, including stadiums, sport complexes and gyms, swimming pools and a modern biathlon complex. Different international competitions are held in Izhevsk. Names of Izhevsk athletes are well-known all over the world – Galina Kulakova, Tamara Tikhonova, Valery Medvetsev, Ivan Cherezov, Alexey Chizhov and many others.


Izhevsk has a rich cultural life: 5 theaters, a philharmonic, 10 palaces of culture, 25 city libraries, 13 art schools for children, 8 cinemas, 7 museums and galleries, an ice place, a circus and a zoo are functioning here.


Since 1991 Izhevsk is open for foreign contacts. The city has officially established twinning relations with Tatabanya (Hungary), Bedzin (Poland), Yambol (Bulgaria), Xining (China) and Marakay (Venezuela).

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