On May 28 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM (Moscow time) a telethon, "The Russian Athos," will be broadcast by the Russian Tsargrad TV channel, timed to coincide with the visit of the Russian President and Patriarch Kirill to the Holy Mountain. Tsargrad journalists along with Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will take part in festive events on Mt. Athos and televiewers will be able to watch it live.
At the Tsargrad studio in Moscow historians, politicians, public figures and people of art will speak about the phenomenon of Holy Mount Athos, Russian-Athonite relations and their own pilgrimage experience. The program will also cover the events which were organized not only in Russia and Greece but also in the whole of the Orthodox world.
During intervals the viewers will be able to familiarize themselves with the history of monasticism on Mt. Athos, the modern life of Athonite monks and to learn why the numerous monasteries on the Holy Mountain have preserved their spiritual significance for pilgrims over the ten centuries of their history.