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M. T. Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex organizes excursions and excursion tours along Izhevsk and Udmurt Republic with visits to museums of the Republic for groups and individuals.

We can make an individual route of the Republic of Udmurt Republic according to your wishes and interests.

The level of service may vary depending on your budget.

We offer:

  • hotel reservation in Izhevsk
  • transport reservation for excursions in Izhevsk and Udmurt Republic (you can choose the car make to rent on personal request)
  • provision of meals

The tourists travelling on their own (including those travelling by their own car) may use the service they need at any point of their route by beforehand agreement with M. T. Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex service.
Telephone: + 7 (3412) 51-34-52
e-mail: museum-mtk@mail.ru

Udmurt Republic

Udmurt Republic lies in the vast expanses of Russia, between the Volga river and the Ural mountains, at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, in the land of mighty forests, cool rivers, enormous fields, and clearest springs. The landscapes of Udmurt Republic can be compared to those of Switzerland.

The territory of Udmurtia occupies 42.1 thousand square km. The population amounts to 1,662 thousand people.
The Udmurt Republic with its capital city Izhevsk was largely absent from the tourist map until the most recent days. However, the large historic and cultural potential of the region have been attracting vivid interest of lovers of cognitive tourism.

History

The ancient inhabitants of the territory between the Kama and the Vyatka rivers were the tribes of the Finno-Ugric ethnic community. The Udmurt language belongs to the Ural ethno-linguistic group, the closest language being the Komi language.
The peoples relative to the Udmurts are the Finns, the Hungarians on the Danube, the Khanty and the Mansi on the Ob.

Anthropologically speaking, the Udmurts are not athletically built, but strong and sturdy. The typical Udmurt character features include modesty and even shyness, scarcity of words, and reserve.

The first Russian settlements on the territory of modern Udmurtia date back to the XIII –XIV century.

The northern Udmurts were part of a peculiar political and economic formation called Vyatka land in the XIII-XV centuries, which became patrimony of Nizhny Novgorod and Suzdal princes, and from 1489 became part of Grand Duchy of Moscow together with other Vyatka peoples.

The southern Udmurts were under the influence of Volga-Kama Bolghar, later they came under the power of the Golden Horde and Kazan khanate until the fall of Kazan in 1552.

The Udmurts finally became part of Russia in 1558.

Cultural heritage

The land of Udmurtia became motherland of the genius composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who was born and lived the early years of his life in Votkinsk. The state memorial and architectural complex “P. I. Tchaikovsky Memorial Estate” is one of the most popular places to visit.

The life of Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, a world famous weapon designer and a symbol of Russia, is also associated with the city of Izhevsk. The Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of shooting Arms exposition is an original representation of the legendary inventor’s life story.

The National Museum named by Kuzebai Gerd and Architecture and Ethnography Museum-Reserve “Ludorvai” introduce the visitor into the original ethnic culture of the Udmurts.

The History and Culture Museum-Reserve “Idnakar” in Glazov gives the visitor a clue into the mysteries of Finno-Ugric Middle Ages.
The Museums of Siberian Route embracing a number of places on the territory of Igra and Debessy region of Udmurt Republic present reality from the route of shackles and the life of prisoners on the main road of Russia in the 19th century.

Sarapul, a town on the Kama and a former uyezd (district) center of Vyatka province, is surprisingly rich in landmarks dating back to the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. The Town Museum, founded in 1909, has unique collections and occupies the buildings famous as landmarks of federal and republican significance.