Izhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, located along the Izh River in the Western Urals. Its population is 629,455 , From 1984 to 1987, the city was called Ustinov. The city is a major hub of industry, commerce, politics, culture, and education in the Volga Region. It is famous for its defense, engineering, and metallurgy industries. Izhevsk has the titles of the Armory Capital of Russia and the City of Labor Glory.