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Nikolayevsk-on-Amur (Russian: Никол'аевск-на-Амуре, neeh-koh-LAH-yeffsk nah ah-MOOH-reh) is a town in the Russian Far East, the industrial center of Khabarovsk Krai. The city is interesting for its complicated history. It was a capital of the Russian Far East in the 19th century.


Nikolaevsk town centre

It is the oldest port city in the east of Russia, and the administrative center of the Nikolaevsky district of the Khabarovsk Territory.

The town's population is 25,000 people.

Get in[edit]

By plane or big-wheel jeep from Khabarovsk.

By plane[edit]

The local airport UHNN (UHNN), accepts aircraft up to the second class inclusive, helicopters of all types. The operator of the airport is Khabarovsk Airlines. 8 flights a week from Khabarovsk, and there are flights from Ayan, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Nelkan, Okhotsk, Herpuchi, Chumikan.

By bus[edit]

Khabarovsk - De-Kastri - Nikolaevsk-on-Amur (to Podgorny). Daily. Travel time is about 20 hours.

By car[edit]

Highway 08A-10 Selikhino - Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. It starts from the right turn of the 08A-1 Khabarovsk - Komsomolsk-on-Amur highway at 339 km. The length of the road is about 597 km, the surface is mainly unpaved. The road is passable all year round for all types of transport (excluding specific bad weather and natural disasters).

The city is on the left bank of the Amur, there is no bridge across the river, so to enter the city (or exit), you will have to use a river ferry plying through the Amur (Podgornoye village).

By ship[edit]

In the summer, from May 25 to October 1, the Meteor hydrofoil operates along the route: Komsomolsk-on-Amur - Nikolaevsk-on-Amur.

Get around[edit]


Temple of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur
  • Nikolaev-on-Amur Municipal Museum of Local Lore, ul. 27A.
  • Center of national culture of indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North, ul. Sovetskaya 69

There are several dozen different monuments around the city, reflecting the difficult history of the city.






  • Hotel North, ul. Siberian 117 (Lenin square). (Jan 2018)
  • Hotel Julia, ul. Soviet 113. (Jan 2018)


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