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Izhevsk

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Izhevsk (Иже́вск) is a city in Russia. Geographical location Template:Coor dm Its population is about 632,000 people as of 2002. From 1985 to 1987 its name was Ustinov (Усти́нов).

Formerly an engineering town, it was established as a place where all manner of metalworking could be done, such as the manufacture of machines and arms. Izhevsk is the site of one of the most famous arsenals in Russia, at which Mikhail Kalashnikov designed his famous AK-47 assault rifle. Furthermore, Izhevsk is the capital and the cultural center of the Udmurtia Republic.

There are also automobile and motorcycle production plants — the vehicles bear the brandname IZH (ИЖ).

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