Nikolayev

or Ni·ko·la·ev

[ nik-uh-lah-yuhf; Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yif ]
/ ˌnɪk əˈlɑ yəf; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪf /

noun

a city in southern Ukraine, in the southwestern part, on the Bug River.

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Nikolayev
/ (Russian nikaˈlajɪf) /

noun

a city in S Ukraine on the Southern Bug about 64 km (40 miles) from the Black Sea: founded as a naval base in 1788; one of the leading Black Sea ports. Pop: 518 000 (2005 est)Former name: Vernoleninsk
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