Zadonsk is closely associated with the revered St Tikhon of Zadonsk who spent the last years of his life at the city's Zadonsky Rozhdestvo-Bodoroditsky Monastery, which has since become a popular place of pilgrimage. You can visit Zadonsk as part of a trip to Yelets or Lipetsk.
City and administrative centre of the Zadonsk District of the Lipetsk Region
On the left-bank of the River Don
60km south-west of Lipetsk; 435km south of Moscow
9,565 people (2014)
Saturday closest to 25 September