Chinese Eastern Railway along the frontier of the Sino-Russian border. Thus the Suifenhe train station was also known as Pogranichnaya Station meaning the Frontier or Border Station.is at the end of the eastern line of
A church was constructed of wood in 1898 on the territory of the Russian village near the train station, consecrated in 1901 by Bishop Innokenty (Figurovsky) in honor of St. Nicholas of the Miracle Worker, but destroyed by fire in 1908. It was rebuilt in 1913 of stone about 200 meters away from the train station.
According to Harbin Diocese - Parishes in China for 1929, the church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was built in 1915. The rector was Archpriest Tikhon Semenovich Ilyinsky.
According to Fr. V. Gerasimov, in "Review of the Dioceses of Harbin on October 1, 1939", Heavenly Bread, Harbin, 1939, No. 10, pg. 105, the rector of the church was the priest Fr. I. Klyarovich, and the churchwarden was V. T. Morozov.
This latter church building has survived to this day.