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Votkinsk

En NameVotkinsk
Ru NameВоткинск
Loc Name1Вотка
Loc Lang1Udmurt
Image SkylineVotkinsk center.jpg
Image CaptionCentral Square
Latd57
Latm03
Longd54
Longm00
Map Label Positiontop
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Votkinsk (Udmurtia).gif
Image FlagFlag of Votkinsk (Udmurtia).gif
Federal SubjectUdmurt Republic
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurVotkinsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameVladimir G. Ushatikov
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2111.18
Pop 2010census100000
Pop 2010census Rank164th
Pop 2002census99441
Pop 2002census Rank168th
Established Date1759
Postal Codes427430-427459
Dialing Codes34145
DateMay 2010

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Votkinsk ( ; Udmurt: Вотка, Votka) is an industrial city in the Udmurt Republic, Russia. Population: It is the birthplace of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who spent the first eight years of his life here: today the house of his birth contains a museum dedicated to the composer.

The town was established in April 1759, initially as a center for metallurgical enterprises, and the economic focus on metal related industry remains. The Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology operates a machine plant here, the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant, which produces some of Russia's long-range ballistic missiles. Under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty INF concluded between the United States and the Soviet Union, the missile production facility at Votkinsk was selected for long-term on-site monitoring by U.S. inspectors. The corresponding site for the USSR in the United States was the Hercules missile production facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Town status was officially granted to it in 1935.

The city gives its name to the nearby Votkinsk Reservoir, filled in the 1960s following the construction of a dam for the Votkinsk Hydroelectric Station.

The bandy team Znamya has played in the highest division, today in the 2nd highest.Votkinsk has a sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

*US West Jordan, Utah, United States




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