Vyoshenskaya

Essentials

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.

Vyoshenskaya


Basic facts
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)
First Mentioned 1627
Former Names Vyoshki
Events Sholokhov Spring Festival on the last weekend in May
Official Website http://veshki.donland.ru/