a city under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Chaikovskii Raion, Perm’ Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the Votkinsk Reservoir. Railroad station (Saigatka) 260 km southwest of Perm’. Population, 64,000 (1977).
Chaikovskii was established as a settlement in 1955 during the construction of the Votkinsk Hydroelectric Power Plant. A city since 1962, it is named for the great Russian composer P. I. Tchaikovsky. Industry in Chaikovskii includes a silk combine, the Stroidetal’ Plant, a repair and machine shop, a timber log pond, a sawmill, an operations and repair base for a river steamship line, a meat-packing plant, and a milk plant. Construction of a plant for the production of synthetic rubber was in progress in 1978. A district heat and power plant is located in the city. Chaikovskii has a branch of the Perm’ Polytechnic Institute, a secondary specialized polytechnic for light industry, medical and music schools, a museum of local lore, and an art gallery.