On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the long-awaited event took place - the consecration of the temporary Chapel of the Archangel Gabriel, which was built in the memory of the dead pilots.
The chapel is located near the place where earlier the main military church of Moscow was situated. The Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh on Khodynka fieldnwas destroyed in the 20s of the last century.
The church was built on a concrete base of the preserved runway of famous Khodynsky airfield.
Archbishop Egoryevsky Mark consecrated the Chapel and the bells.
Such an important and long-awaited event was attended by Commander of long-range aviation of Russia Anatoly Zhikharev, the management of flight group «Russkie vityazi», veterans of the aviation and the descendants of many famous pilots.
After the event, with the media support of the Russian Geographical Society, the photo exhibition took place. It was prepared by the project "Alley of Russian Glory" and the Fund of Russian polar pilots - Heroes of the Soviet Union. The exposition tells about the first Seven Heroes of the Soviet Union - the famous pilots whose aircraft path was related to Khodynskaya airfield.
The exhibition features unique photographs from personal archives, carefully preserved by the relatives of first Heroes of the Soviet Union. Subsequently, the photo exhibition "First Heroes of the Soviet Union - 1934" will be presented at the Festival of the Russian Geographical Society, which will take place October 31 - November 6, 2014 in the Central House of Artist.