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Nikolayev (crater)

Nikolaev is a crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located north of the Mare Moscoviense and south of the larger crater Von Neumann. Because it is on the far side of the Moon, it is not visible from Earth. It is named after the Soviet cosmonaut, Andriyan Nikolaev.

The circular rim of this crater is not overlain by any significant craters but has been slightly eroded. It has an uneven edge and a wide inner wall. There is a shelf running around much of the wide inner edge where the material has slumped, and some terracing along the northeastern side. The interior floor is rugged in places, particularly in the eastern half, and is marked by several small impacts in the southern half. There is a small central rise near the midpoint.

Nikolayev (surname)

Nikolayev, also spelled Nikolaev , or Nikolayeva (feminine; Николаева), is a Russian last name and may refer to:

  • Aleksey Nikolayev (disambiguation)
  • Alene Nikolayev, Bulgarian civic society leader
  • Alexander Fedorovich Nikolayev, Soviet Air Force officer, test pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Alexander Nikolayev, Red Army officer and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut
  • Igor Nikolayev, Russian pop singer and composer
  • Leonid Nikolaev, Russian communist, the assassin of Sergei Kirov
  • Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian pianist, composer, and pedagogue
  • Mikhail Nikolayev, Russian politician and deputy of the State Duma
  • Mikhail Arkhipovich Nikolayev, Soviet sergeant and posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Mikhail Vasilyevich Nikolayev, Soviet army officer and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Nikita Nikolayev, Russian association football player
  • Olga Nikolaeva, Russian volleyball player
  • Sergei Nikolayev (disambiguation)
  • Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist
  • Yelena Nikolayeva, Russian race walker
  • Yevgeni Nikolayev, Soviet army officer and Hero of the Soviet Union

Nikolayev/Nikolaev (masculine) or Nikolayeva (feminine) may refer to:

  • Nikolayev (surname) (Nikolayeva)


  • Nikolayev/Nikolaev, Russian spelling for Mykolaiv, the name of several places in Ukraine
  • Nikolayev (crater), a Moon crater