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Votka (Russ. Воткинск, Udmt. rarely Votkakar) is a Uralican city within Udmurtiya North, which was recently renamed to its Udmurt name, from Votkinsk, the Russian name. It is the second-largest city in the county, after county seat Glazov. It is also worth noting that, geographically, it is the only one of four cities in Udmurtiya North that does not sit on the banks of the Cheptsa River.

Probably best-known as the birthtown of Russian classical master Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk is one of the highest-volume sellers of sheet music in the Former Soviet Union area, rivalled within Uralica only by Syktyvkar and Kirov.

But sheet music is somewhat tertiary compared to the real driving force behind Votka, which is ferrous metallurgy. Uralica's cruise-missile production is centred around Votka, where before annexation it centred around Veliski, and prior to that, Emva.

It is an important retail hub for the area as well, with dozens of retail chains running operations within the city. Highway UH-14 connects Votka to Perm' and Izhevsk, while UH-24 runs south through Chaykovsky and into the southernmost parts of Permski Rayon.

It is worth noting, that in the Finnish language, Votka's name is subject to [k] -> Ø vowel gradation (see Declension)

Culture[]

In spite of centuries of Russian rule over the area, currently, the city is demographically the least Russian city in Uralica, with only 3% of the population actually being ethnic Russian and not claiming at least some Udmurt heritage. Udmurts are the dominant ethnicity within the city, with a very large number of Finns also living in the city.

As tourist traps go, without question, the most-visited is the Tchaikovsky's House Museum/National Monument, which was lived in by the legendary composer and his family for the first eight years of his life. The Uralican Russian master, Ruslan Kamyshin, claims to visit the museum to cure bouts of writers' block. There is also a bronze statue of Tchaikovsky sitting on a bench that sits on the shore of "Votkinskaya Pruda" (Votka Pond).

Finnish Declension[]

Votka shows the signs of consonant gradation in its Finnish declension, which developed from the Uralican Finnish tendency to show more gradation than Traditional Finnish (see: kotkat (Trad.) vs. kotat (USF) for "eagles")

No form exists for instructive or comitative cases since these are always plural. Essive and abessive used in very specific contexts.

Case Form
Nom. Votka
Acc. Votka
Votan[1]
Gen. Votan
Part. Votkaa
Iness. Votassa
Elat. Votasta
Illat. Votkaan
Adess. Votalla
All. Votalta
Abl. Votalle
Ess. Votkana[2]
Votkinskina[3]
Trans. Votaksi
Abess. Votatta[4]
  1. Rare.
  2. Used only in the context of comparing and contrasting against the old name of Votkinsk in a cultural context.
  3. Used only in the context of comparing and contrasting against the new name of Votka in a cultural context.
  4. As with all uses of abessive case with settlement names, in USF, this is used strictly to discuss the consequence of the settlement in question being omitted.

Sport[]

Football (soccer)[]

Kolmonen[]

  • FK Votka

Nelonen[]

  • Transit Votka
  • Velocitas Votka
  • Zheleznik Votka

Other Pro/Semi-Pro[]

  • Udmurtiya Votka
  • Dinamo Votka
  • Spartak Votka
  • Energiya Votka
  • FK Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
  • Torpedo Votka
  • Viktoria Votka
  • Metallurg Votka
  • Mashinostroitel Votka
  • Votka Kickers
  • Votan Palloseura

Bandy[]

  • Znamya Bandyklub Votka

Handball[]

  • Votan KPK

Ice Hockey[]

  • Votan Salamat JKK

Rugby Sevens[]

  • Velocitas Votka

Neighbourhoods and Suburbs[]

  • Tchaikovsky
  • Shlomovsky
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