Moscow, September 15, 2010
Fr. Dimitry cited the symbolism of such a gesture: a celebration of both St. John of the Ladder, and the the first human space flight, made by the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin.
Vice Speaker Lyubov Sliska answered Fr. Dimitry that the first service would hopefully be conducted in the church as early as April 12, 2011, when the country would celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight
Information compiled from Interfax-Religion