[nik-uh-lah-yuhf; Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yif]
a city in S Ukraine, in the SW on the Bug River.
Also, Nikolaev.
Formerly Vernoleninsk. Unabridged
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Nikolayev (Russian nikaˈlajɪf)
Former name: Vernoleninsk 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)

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