Romanovskaya, Russia

Romanovskaya (Russian: Романовская) is a rural locality (a stanitsa) in Volgodonskoy District of Rostov Oblast, Russia. Population: 8,248 (2010 Census); 6,896 (2002 Census). It is also the administrative center of Volgodonskoy District.

Romanovskaya was first mentioned in official documents in 1613. It is believed that it was named after the first Tsar among Romanov House, Mikhail Feodorovich. Initially, the village was located on the right bank of the Don River. For almost two centuries, it had been moved several times from the right bank to the left, as the Don changed its flow and due to the raids of Tatars and Caucasian Highlanders.


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