Where is Nikolayev?
On the map
The names of some cities are more likethe names of any famous people. So, the Ukrainian town of Nikolaev sounds very similar to the surname, but has nothing to do with it. And where is Nikolayev, and what did he associate with Nikolai, we will consider further.
Nikolaev is located in the southern part of Ukraine and is the main cityMykolaiv region. The city occupies a peninsula, which is washed by two main rivers - the Southern Bug and Ingul. Basically in Nikolaev, steppe landscapes are represented. In addition, there are many nature reserves in Mykolayiv.
In addition to the natural component of the city, it is also worthnote also cultural. Nikolaev has a rich history since the days of Gregory Potemkin and bears its name in honor of St. Nicholas, who helped the Russian army to win the Turks for the fortress Ochakov. This was a very important event in the Russian-Turkish campaign.
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