Izhevsk

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1. March 2020
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Izhevsk (Russian: Иже́вск ee-ZHEHFSK) is the capital and principal city of Udmurtia.

Very few tourists make it to Izhevsk, but is an interesting destination for anyone interested in the Udmurt culture or the AK-47 Kalashnikov, which was manufactured in Izhevsk. It is an industrial city but it is worth a visit to watch Udmurt folk dances, eat exotic foods, and meet locals that don't often see foreigners. Izhevsk has 630,000 residents. Due to its arms manufacturing industry, Izhevsk was a closed city to all foreigners until after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is also one of the least religious cities in Russia, with over half of the population identifying as "spiritual but not religious" or atheist.

Country:
Russia
Region:
Europe
Population:
630,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
4 Mbps
Best coffee:
Coffee Black
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
40 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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