Komsomol Island is the most romantic and attractive place in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. This place is associated with legends and incredible stories. It is believed that Saint Andrew reached this place, preaching teachings of Christ. Originally the island was called "monastic" (supposedly in the IX century there existed a Byzantine monastery, founded by monks from the Byzantine Empire), then it was renamed into Komsomol, and in 1999 the island was again returned to its first name. However, after some time in the media there appeared the information that the name change of the island was of a recommendatory nature. City officials refer to the lack of money to replace the plates and to make changes in documents to legitimize the process. But still remains a mystery why after more than a decade, this issue remains unresolved.
In 1990, in the northern part of the Komsomol Island there was erected the Orthodox Temple of Moscow Patriarchate. The Church of St. Nicholas violated a little the architectural integrity of the park located on the mountain, but it blended well into the landscape. The project of the temple and the features of its location were chosen so well that now this snow-white church with a golden dome is visible from many places of Dnepropetrovsk and became a symbol of the city.
City officials have likely chosen the place to build the church on Komsomol Island. Although there was found no reliable information about the existence of the monastery, which was the shelter to Princess Olga and Bishop Gregory, Dnepropetrovsk citizens pass this legend from mouth to mouth, which also appears in many publications about the city as a historical fact.