Izhevsk City at a glance
Izhevsk is a major administrative, industrial, commercial, scientific, educational, and cultural center of the Urals and the Volga region, Russia. It is the capital of Udmurtia Republic, standing on the Izh River, about 1,200 km from Moscow.
The first settlements on the site of present Izhevsk appeared in the 3rd-5th centuries. Over time Izhevsk land became part of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1552, Russian troops stormed Kazan, and the Kazan Khanate ceased to exist. By 1558, the entire Udmurt region became part of the Russian state.
Izhevsk has more than 300 objects of historical and cultural heritage. 4 archaeological sites, 164 architectural objects, 99 objects of monumental fine arts, more than 100 plaques. All the best Izhevsk historical monuments are built in the classical style.
The Monument of Friendship of Peoples, opened in 1972, is one of the main attractions of Izhevsk. It is dedicated to the voluntary entry of Udmurtia in the Russian state. The monument consists of two parallel 53-meter steles made of stainless steel. They symbolize the two nations – Russian and Udmurt. The monument has an inscription in Udmurt and Russian: “Glory to the great friendship between Russian and Udmurt peoples.”
- Izhevsk state medical academy
- Udmurt state university
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