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Izhevsk

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[[Image:Svyato Mihailovsky Cathedral Izhevsk Russia Richard Bartz-edit.jpg|thumb|300px|Saint Mikhailov Cathedral]]
 
'''Izhevsk''' is a the capital and principal city of [[Udmurtia]]. Very few tourists make it to this city, but is is an interesting destination for anyone interested in the Udmurt people or, for that matter, the world's most popular assault rifle, the AK-47 Kalashnikov. Izhevsk is a big industrial city (700,000 residents) most famous for its armaments factories. For its military importance, Izhevsk was a closed city to all foreigners until after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is not a terribly attractive city, but there is exotic food to eat, Udmurt folk dances to watch, and friendly locals who probably have never met anyone from your country!
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