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VOTKINSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 219 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VOTKINSK, a town and iron-works, in the Russian government of Vyatka, 40 M. N. of Sarapul and 8 m. W. from the Kama, founded in 1756. Pop. 21,000. Votkinsk was formerly one of the chief government establishments for the construction of steamers for the Caspian, as well as of locomotives for the Siberian railway, and it has long been renowned for its excellent tarantasses (driving vehicles) and other smaller iron-wares, as well as for its knitted goods. Its agricultural machinery is known throughout Russia.
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