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Votkinsk(vôt`kĭnsk), city (1989 pop. 103,500), Udmurt Republic, E European Russia, on a tributary of the Kama River. It has machine plants and sawmills. Founded in 1759 as Votkinski Zavod, a metal industry settlement, it was pillaged by PugachevPugachev, Emelian Ivanovich
, c.1742–75, Russian peasant leader, head of the peasant rebellion of 1773–74. A Don Cossack, he exploited a widespread peasant belief that Peter III had not actually been murdered.
..... Click the link for more information. in 1774. The home of Tchaikovsky, who was born in Votkinsk, is now a museum. The city is named for the Votyaks, now called Udmurts.
a city (since 1935) in the Udmurt ASSR. Located on a small lake formed by the Votka and Sharkan rivers (in the Kama basin). The railroad station is the terminus of the branch line from Izhevsk (64 km). In the beginning of 1970 the population was 74,000 (39,000 in 1939).
Votkinsk grew out of a village which was originally attached to one of the oldest ironworks in the Kama Region (founded in 1759). In the middle of the 19th century this plant was converted to the production of steam locomotives, ships, and farm machinery. Votkinsk also has a machine-building plant, a sawmill, a peat-briquette plant, and brickyards. There is an evening branch of the Izhevsk Mechanical Institute, a machine-building technicum, and medical and teacher-training schools. Also located here is the museum home of P. I. Tchaikovsky, where the composer was born and spent his childhood years. The Votkinsk Hydroelectric Power Plant is situated on the Kama River, 30 km from Votkinsk.