I served a mission in St Petersburg Russia in 1997-98 so I have a personal connection to why I feel so thankful that the Russian people have a Temple in Kiev Ukraine. LDS.org posted a video clip from the dedication and the multicultural presentation that the youth performed.
As I watched the video I felt the Spirit and gratitude and Love for the Russian people and hope for the future and wished I could have been there to watch it all in person. One elder from my mission was able to go back for the dedication and it made me wish I could have had that opportunity too.
Temples are part of God's plan for us and are vital to eternal salvation. What a blessing it is for us to live in these days and watch as Temples spread across the land and dot the earth and come closer to the people of the church so that each may have the opportunity to go to the Temple.