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Pin made in the Soviet Union. The text on the pin reads:”Izhevsk”. Izhevsk is the capital city of Udmurtia, Russia. It is situated along the Izh River, west of the Ural Mountains in Eastern Europe. Izhevsk is the nineteenth-largest city in Russia, and the most populous city in Udmurtia; with a population of over 600,000 inhabitants.
From 1984 to 1987, the city was called Ustinov, named after late Soviet Minister of Defence Dmitry Ustinov. The city is a major hub of industry, commerce, politics, culture and education in the Volga Region. It is known for its defense, engineering and metallurgy industries. Izhevsk has the titles of the Armory Capital of Russia and the City of Labor Glory.
On March 5, 1917, workers at the plant formed a worker’s soviet, which included representatives of the workers, the army and of other citizens. Two days later the factory administration resigned and was replaced with elected officials. By mid-September of the same year, Bolsheviks took control of both the council and its influential newspaper.
On October 27, 1917, Soviet government was officially announced, with the council officially dissolved soon thereafter. The former leaders of the council were arrested in June 1918, contributing to an uprising against Bolshevik rule. The struggle for control of the city continued until the arrival of the Red Army, which took Izhevsk on November 7. On April 13, 1919, the city was occupied by units of Admiral Kolchak’s White Army, only to fall again, this time decisively, to another assault by the Red Army in June 8 of the same year.

Pin Soviet Russia City’s Izhevsk

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