National Museum of Udmurt Republic
Discover the history of the region and people of Udmurtia at this informative cultural center in Izhevsk. The Museum, opened in 1920, has a number of interesting exhibitions showing the history of the region that is ancestral home for Finno-Ugric peoples. The ethnic history of the Udmurts, Russians, Maries, and Tatars living in the Republic is showcased through exhibitions displaying clothing, homeware and other artifacts that reflect the life, traditions, customs, and religion of these people. The Udmurts are among some of the only people who still observe paganism.
Exhibitions covering the history of Izhevsk weaponry and the military history of the area are fascinating to people from all over the world. In fact, the museum is situated in a building of a former armory of the Izhevsk Weapons Factory, built in the high classicism style.