Izhevsk City (founded in 04.10.1760) is situated not far off Moscow (1129 km, 1/12 hours by plane/train) and industrial centers of Ural region. It is a big industrial, culture and scientific center Russian Federation with the population of 652.8 thousand people.
City code: +7 3412.
City enterprises during many years produce:
- Electronics and space communication systems (http://www.irz.ru, http://www.axionet.ru);
- Antimissile defense systems (http://www.kupol.ru);
- Other weapons (http://www.izhmash.ru/eng, http://www.imzcorp.ru).
Izhevsk is an old weapon center of Russia, where Mikhail Kalashnikov lives and works.
To meet the demands of industries 4 state and 10 commercial universities work in the city, graduating about 5 thousand specialists annually, 500 of which are IT specialists.
Internet services are provided by 5 providers. The common width is about 4 Gbit/sec. Up to 30% of inhabitants and about 80% of enterprises have an internet access. It is one of the main reasons of comprehensive cooperation of companies not only within the country but around the world.