Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Intercultural city: Izhevsk, Russian Federation

Photo WikipediaIzhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, located on the Izh River in the Western Urals area.

Izhevsk is the site of one of the most famous arsenals in Russia, at which Mikhail Kalashnikov designed his famous AK-47 assault rifle. During Soviet times Izhevsk was a closed city, with restricted access for non-residents.


Population diversity

Izhevsk has a population of 611, 000. The majority group (Russians) makes up 59% of the cityís inhabitants. The ethnic composition of the cityís population in descending order comprises: Udmurts 30% and Tatars 9.6%. The most up-to-date GPD/capita figures for Izhevsk are of 4307606 rubbles.


Profile and activities

Intercultural profile

Activities and projects


Intercultural Cities Index

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Useful links

Web site dedicated to ICC

Special issue of the "Invozho" magazine about Intercultural Izhevsk [no. 9 - 10/2011]



General informations

Official web site


Alexander A. Ushakov


Izhevsk on the map (wikipedia)