The TV channel “SPAS” will show a new edition of the program “Sanctuary Russia”, devoted to St. Petersburg


Presenters Anton and Victoria Makarska will tell the audience about his journey in St. Petersburg. The next edition of “Sanctuary Russia”, devoted to the religious-historical heritage and Orthodox Holy places “of the Northern capital” will be aired on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 20:30 on TV channel “SPAS”.

Shooting shows was held from 22 to 28 August 2018 with the support of the Federal Agency for tourism; Committee for tourism development of Saint-Petersburg, sector of the communications of the St. Petersburg Metropolia, the participants of the gastronomic project “Petersburg kitchen”.

The plot of the program is built in the format of a pilgrimage tour. The film and theater actor Anton Makarsky and his wife Victoria and his wife visited the Holy Trinity Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Nicholas naval Cathedral, St. John Stavropigialny female monastery, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in the city-fortress of Kronstadt, the Chapel of St. Xenia the Blessed Trinity Cathedral, the Church of the mother of God “Joy of All who sorrow” (with groshiki). And with great pleasure will tell the viewers about the Great places and tourist features of the region, transport logistics, location, features regional cuisine

The TV show “Shrines of Russia” is popular with the audience and breaks records on the TV channel “Spas”. The project involves 14 subjects of the Russian Federation.


Federal Agency for tourism together with the Public Council under the Federal tourism Agency is a Federal project “Shrines of Russia”.

In the development of inbound and domestic tourism, promotion of tourist routes to Orthodox shrines of Russia with the support of the Patriarchal Council for culture of the Russian Orthodox Church jointly with the TV channel “SPAS” creates a cycle of the same name TV shows. For filming we selected 14 subjects of the Russian Federation, which includes the city of St. Petersburg.

The main purpose of the TV show “Shrines of Russia” to attract viewers, encourage them to tour around the country with the aim of exploring the cultural-religious heritage of Russia, as well as to provide information necessary for the organization of travel.

In October 2018, on TV channel “Spas” was the premiere broadcast of the first series. Today aired already 4 issues of the project on the Pskov, Tver, Leningrad and Moscow regions. They looked at the order of 2 million people.

Videos are also posted on the site YouTube, and social networks. Each issue devoted to a particular region, duration of a series of 52 minutes.

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