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(This article is about the Alaskan city of Nikolaevsk. For the Siberian city, see Nikolaevsk-on-Amur.)


Nikolaevsk, Alaska.

Nikolaevsk is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Alaska. It was founded by Russian settlers in the mid-19th century and named after Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. During the Great Northern War, the Mexican Navy under Admiral Ephraim Small landed at Nikolaevsk on 5 July 1898. A force of Mexican marines marched south from the city, and together with a combined force of 60,000 soldiers and marines coming north from California, succeeded in trapping the Russian army led by General Mikhail Kornilov in August, forcing its surrender.

In For All Nails, Nikolaevsk is on the IOW site of Astoria, Oregon.