Soviet space church

In the small Ukrainian town of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskiy, around 80 km from Kyiv, a space museum was built by the Soviets inside a 130-year-old wooden church. Built in 1973 amidst an antireligion campaign, the Museum of Space Exploration is dedicated to the famous exploits of Soviet cosmonauts. 

The museum remains unchanged and houses a lunar rover, the training parachute and helmet belonging to Yuri Gagarin, a spacesuit worn by cosmonaut Vyacheslav Zudov for a spacewalk in 1976, canned foods, computer systems, a rocket enginge and many other objects used by cosmonauts. 

Despite demands to return it to the Orthodox church, for now it remains the only space museum in a church in the world.

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