The TV show “Sanctuary Russia”, which are held in the framework of the homonymous project of the Federal tourism Agency and the Public Council under Federal Agency for tourism with the support of the Patriarchal Council on culture, has the best rating on TV channel “Spas”. The first two series dedicated to the Pskov and Tver areas, has seen more than 1 million people.
The project “Shrines of Russia” aimed at attracting attention of Russian and foreign tourists situated on the territory of Russia the monuments of religious culture and sites of spiritual heritage, popularization of the Russian Federation as an interesting and attractive travel destinations and educational pilgrimage for Russians and foreign visitors.
In the framework of the project in order to promote tourist routes in Orthodox monasteries and other places of worship by the Federal Agency for tourism together with public Orthodox channel “Spas” in June 2018 was the start of the filming of the eponymous TV show “Shrines of Russia”.
The plot is built in the format of a pilgrimage tour of the film and theater actor Anton Makarsky and his wife Victoria Makarska by car in the regions of Russia. Leading the project tell the viewers about the Orthodox Holy places, tourist characteristics of the areas on which they are located, transport and accommodation, the monastery and traditional local cuisine.
The project involves 14 regions of the Russian Federation: Vladimir, Vologodskaya, Kaluga, Kostroma, Leningrad, Moscow, Novgorod, Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod, Tver, Yaroslavl region, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Republic of Karelia.
Each region devoted to a single series, with a duration of 52 minutes. Videos are also posted on the site YouTube and social networks. The premiere of the first of the series was held October 6, 2018, then the airing of the TV show “Shrines of Russia” on TV channel “SPAS” are scheduled weekly on Sundays.