Udmurtia is a small republic in west-central Russia, east of Moscow but west of the Ural mountains, of less than two million people, and even fewer of them actually speak Udmurt, a Finno-Ugric language part of the Permic (Permian) group.
The Udmurt are also sometimes called Votiak (Votyak). (I haven’t researched yet why there are two such different names for this group, but it’s on my to-do list.)
The stories translated here are from a book in Russian published in 2008, Udmurt national tales, myths, and legends (Udmurtskie narodnye skazki, mify i legendy), translated, edited and with an introduction by Nadezhda Petrovna Kralina, ISBN : 9785765904701.
I have no family or other connections to Udmurtia. I came across these stories, in Russian, by accident, and like them so much I started translating them.
Interesting site about Udmurtia: