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The Kyiv Ukraine Temple is the 134th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, it is the 11th LDS temple in Europe, the first located within the territory of the former Soviet Union,[2] and the second in Eastern Europe (the Freiberg Germany Temple, dedicated in 1985 in the former German Democratic Republic, was the first). Announced in 1998, the temple was open to the public for a two-week open house from 7–21 August 2010.[3] The temple was dedicated on 29 August 2010 by church president Thomas S. Monson.[4][2]

Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Kyiv Ukraine Temple under construction in 2010
Kyiv Ukraine Temple under construction in 2010
Number 134 edit data
Dedicated 29 August 2010 (29 August 2010) by
Thomas S. Monson[1]
Site 12.35 acres (5 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 137.8 ft (42 m)
Preceded by Cebu City Philippines Temple
Followed by San Salvador El Salvador Temple
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Coordinates: 50°24′15.04080″N 30°23′43.16639″E / 50.4041780000°N 30.3953239972°E / 50.4041780000; 30.3953239972

The plans to build a temple in Ukraine were announced by the LDS Church on 20 July 1998.[5] However, the project was delayed for nine years as the church encountered difficulty in obtaining the three to four hectares of land it wanted for the project.[6] On 23 June 2007, ground was broken for the construction project by Paul B. Pieper, who was then the first counselor in the presidency of the church's Europe East Area.[7]

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  1. ^ "Kyiv Ukraine Temple Details", Church News, September 4, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-15
  2. ^ a b Avant, Gerry (August 30, 2010), "President Monson dedicates Kyiv Ukraine Temple, first in former Soviet Union", Church News, retrieved 2012-10-15
  3. ^ "Dedication and Open House Dates Announced for the Kyiv Ukraine Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, April 21, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-15
  4. ^ Satterfield, Rick, "Kyiv Ukraine Temple",, retrieved 2012-10-15
  5. ^ "A temple in Ukraine", Church News, August 8, 1998, retrieved 2012-10-15
  6. ^ Moore, Carrie A. (September 28, 2002), "LDS Church making inroads in Ukraine", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-10-15
  7. ^ "Ground broken for first Eastern Europe temple", Church News, July 7, 2007, retrieved 2012-10-15

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