St. Nicholas is found in many places besides churches. Click for larger images.
Nikolaev / Mikolaiv
The statue of St. Nicholas, patron saint of Nikolaev and seamen, is in the city center. The city was named for St. Nikolay to honor the Russian victory over the Turks on the saint's day in 1788. The day is regarded as the city's birthday. Today Nikolaev is the Ukrainian shipbuilding center.