Add to favorite

russian visa
    Udmurt Republic (Udmurtia)


In the ancient times the Udmurt (indigenous population of Udmurtia) lived on the territory of the contemporary Kirov region and Tatarstan Republic. Escaping from interethnic conflicts and attempts of converting them to Christianity, Udmurts moved further to the East and North, stepping back from the banks of the largest rivers.

The poetic paganism of the Udmurt people was based on the idolization of phenomena of the Nature and worshipping numerous Gods. Udmurts had no written language, therefore the element of improvisation played a significant role in their prayers and religious ceremonies. Articles of decorative art used for the needs of cult and in everyday life amazed with their rich colors and variety of patterns. Udmurts were very famous for weaving and artistic wood processing.

At the end of the 12th century the first Russians settled down on the territory of Udmurtia. The capture of Kazan (1552) provided access to this area. It was then that the first large Russian settlements appeared in Udmurtia.

The second half of the 19th century was marked by the rapid development of industry and culture in Udmurtia. Many private factories, workshops, banks, partnerships, gymnasiums, industrial colleges, theaters, libraries were open. In 1921 the territory of Udmurtia was proclaimed Votskaya Autonomous Region. Since 1934 it has been the Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (UASSR). Since 1990 the UASSR, in accordance with its Supreme Soviet resolution, has been called the Republic of Udmurtia.




Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map

Russian Rock Music  Russian business  Russian regions  education  Bolshoi St. Petersburg Circus  Russian Kremlins  Russian Literature  Installations  Igor Maslennikov  Russian history  Prussia  Silver Patination  society  Novgorod Region  Wooden Architecture  Yuri Bashmet  Russian customs  Russian Nature  Nesting Dolls  Moscow  KSENIASERAYA  Moscow airports  Volga Fashion Fest  Oleg Belikov  Russian Cinema  Rzhev  Russian tourism  Archeology  Russian Photographers  Russian urban culture  River Station in Moscow  Russian medicine  Jails  Abstractionism  Erotic  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian import  human rights in Russia  Russian Animation  Russian laws  Mills  Russian musicians  Nikolay Basov  public transport  Leningrad Region  St. Petersburg  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Ruth Orkin  Rostov-on-Don  technology 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites