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Votkinsk, like its neighbour Izhevsk, was founded in the mid-18th century as the location of an ironworks. It remains an industrial city today, but its main claim to fame now is the fact that Russia’s most famous composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky was born in the city at an estate granted to his father as director of the Votkinsk Ironworks. The city can be easily reached by bus from Votkinsk.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Воткинск
Name in Udmurtian Вотка Кар
Status City-municipality and centres of the Votkinsk District of the Republic of Udmurtia
Location On the River Votka and the Votkinsky Pond
Distance 52km north-east of Izhevsk; 1,260km east of Moscow
Time Zone Samara Time (Moscow +1)
Population 98,222 people (2015)
Founded 1759
City Day Last Saturday in August
Official Website

Top recommendations in Votkinsk

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky Museum-Estate

    Visit the estate where Pyotr Tchaikovsky was born and spent his childhood which is now the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Museum-Estate.