Vishenki, Chernihiv Oblast
Vishenki (Ukrainian Ви́шеньки; German: Wischenka; English, connected with the Hutterites: Vishenka) is a small village in Koropsky Raion, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine. The population is about 500 people. The village is located on the right bank of the Desna River.
The village played an important role in the history of the Hutterites, because all Hutterite lived there from 1770 to 1802. They were invited to settle there by Peter Alexandrovich Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky (1725–1796), a Russian general, who was governor of the Ukraine, which was at that time called "New Russia".
- Vyshenka (Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine) at Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
- John A. Hostetler: Hutterite Society, Baltimore, MD, 1974, page 91.