Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Russia Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; city not yet announced; groundbreaking not announced




1 April 2018

Construction Status

The Russia Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Russia Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Site

No city has been officially announced for the location of the Russia Temple. However, there are currently only three cities in the country where stakes have been organized: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Saratov.

Temple Announcement

President Russell M. Nelson made the historic announcement of Russia's first temple at the end of his closing remarks at the 188th Annual General Conference. No city was named as part of the announcement—only that it would be constructed in a major city yet to be determined. While serving as an apostle, President Nelson himself organized the first stake in Russia in the capital city of Moscow on June 5, 2011, in the 20th anniversary year of the Church being officially recognized by the Russian government. There are over 23,000 members of the Church in Russia organized into three stakes and ten districts.1

Temple Facts

The Russia Temple will be the fifteenth temple built in Europe and the first built in Russia.

When the Russia Temple was announced, no city was named as part of the announcement as it had not yet been determined.

  1. "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.