For all fans of the author Mikhail Sholokhov and his Nobel-prize winning novel 'And Quiet Flows the Don', the stanitsa (village) of Vyoshenskaya is an essential destination. Sholokhov was born, lived and died in the village and 'And Quiet Flows the Don' was set here. In addition to the tranquil natural surrounding, the stanitsa also has a museum-reserve dedicated to Sholokhov and his life and work.
|Name in Russian||Вёшенская|
|Status||Stanitsa (village) and administrative centre of the Sholokhovsky District in the Rostov Region|
|Location||On the left bank of the River Don|
|Distance||354km from Rostov-on-Don, 147km from Millerovo|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||9,261 people (2010)|
|Events||Sholokhov Spring Festival on the last weekend in May|