• 00:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 00:30
    Society

    What’s the future of the internet? Digital reality will soon face a tough challenge. A war of platforms is breaking out in the virtual world, and it seems to be beyond the reach of any government. For some time, the three internet giants, YouTube, Google and Facebook, have made their own choices about which news people will see, and which presidential candidate to promote. But are the same giants ready to face the challenge of foreign platforms like WeChat? Our documentary looks into the many ways this virtual battle could affect our reality!

  • 01:00
    History

    Over the past six years, some 120,000 bodies of missing WWII soldiers were recovered by Russian volunteers dedicated to bringing the lost fighters home. These groups of enthusiasts operate on land, and also at sea, looking for the wrecks of ships and submarines, to honour the crews’ memory. The RTD documentary Finding the Fallen tells the story of their work.

  • 01:30
    Politics

    Throughout the years, the US government has closely partnered with Hollywood to further its political agenda. If national interests so required, American film studios were eager to rewrite history, portray former allies as enemies, promote unsavory political decisions, and even blacklist its actors and screenwriters for their views. A new facet of the dream factory comes to light.

  • 02:00
    Lifestyle

    He is called a Russian ‘Hagrid’. Just like Harry Potter’s friend, Aleksandr Biletsky is a gamekeeper, likes magic creatures, and feels in harmony with nature. RT Documentary visits Aleksandr’s fairy tale village, Agavariya, to find out more about organic living, running a creative workshop for ‘wizards and fairies’ and making ‘Muggle’ money in the middle of nowhere.

  • 02:15
    Health

    From stealing research to hacking virus vaccine trials, Russia has been accused by the West of playing fast and loose in the race to contain the pandemic. Our correspondents see how the vaccine works and volunteer to test subjects. See their experiences after the Sputnik 5 vaccine injection.

  • 02:30
    Discovering Russia

    What started as one man's hobby became not only a model of Russia's railways, but an 800 square metre model of the country itself.  How does this team of intrepid engineers and designers hope to depict life as it really is?

  • 03:00
    Military and War

    Every working day they risk being wounded, abducted for ransom or killed. They experience war first-hand while being armed with nothing more than mics and cameras. These are the stories of Syrian war journalists who survived deadly encounters and yet still returned to work. This devotion to their vocation is their way of helping the Motherland.

  • 03:30
    Environment

    Getting to film indigenous people patrolling the coastline of Chukotka during the bear and walrus migrations took lots of time, several failed attempts, and various means of transportation. An RTD crew shot a documentary about their adventures in this remote land and fantastic wildlife.

  • 04:00
    Sklif

    Sergey is in a critical condition. After his heart attack, he needs life-saving surgery. Now he must choose between having an artificial ventricle to repair his heart or a complete organ transplant. 

  • 04:30
    Investigation

    Many African refugees headed for Italy find themselves between a rock and a hard place. In Libya, human traffickers enslave and extort them to pay for a perilous voyage across the Mediterranean, which, if they make it alive, puts them in the hands of illegal enterprises too lucrative to be exposed.

  • 05:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 05:30
    The Silk Road Series

    Modern China is a unique mix of cutting-edge technology and centuries-old tradition. It takes pride in its booming economy and rich cultural heritage. In many ways, China owes its complexity and versatility to the Silk Road, an ancient trade route established in the 2nd century BC that for hundreds of years initiated cross-cultural interaction between Eurasian civilisations.

  • 06:00
    Society

    Many people living in rural Colombia depend on harvesting coca leaf for a living. “No one wants to do this, but circumstances force us,” they say. Things became even harder for coca farmers once the Colombian government signed a peace deal with FARC rebels. As part of the agreement, coca farmers have been told to eradicate their cash crop in exchange for financial aid and technical support in switching to legal crops. In reality, all the money never reaches the farmers’ pockets, while the army destroys the coca plantations.

  • 06:30
    Health

    The Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Gujarat, India, offers surrogacy services to childless couples desperate for their own baby.  While making money from surrogacy remains controversial, doctors such as Nayna Patel stay convinced of the benefits for all concerned.

  • 07:00
    Sport

    Freediving is a challenge in itself: diving into the deep, pitch-black abyss on a single breath, enduring water pressure and keeping a deeply calm state of mind to stay in control while diving. But some go even further and brave the cold by freediving under ice, which is even more difficult and a lot more dangerous. For Andrey Matveenko, a seasoned freediver and multiple Freediving World Championship medalist, freediving under the ice is unexplored territory. Matveenko takes the plunge and decides to go deeper than anyone ever has before to beat the current world record of 75 metres below the Arctic ice.

  • 07:30
    now
    Health

    More than 4,000 people with haemophilia in the UK have contracted HIV or hepatitis C, and in some cases both, from contaminated blood products imported from the US in the 1970s and 1980s. Patients who already lived with a rare and severe disorder received the infected drug derived from blood donations of up to 40,000 people, including prisoners and drug users. Only decades later, after hundreds had died as a direct result of contamination, were victims and their families given a chance to find the truth behind the contaminated blood scandal. In April 2019, a Public Inquiry opened, hearing victim testimonies around the country. RTD travels to the UK to hear from infected blood victims and campaigners seeking answers and desperate to know why, and how, the tragedy was allowed to happen.

  • 08:00
    Society

    The film exposes the plight of Syrian refugee families who cross the border into Lebanon to flee civil war in their country. Now their children have to abandon the dream of a good education and say goodbye to their carefree childhood as circumstances force them to become the breadwinners.

  • 09:00
    Emergencies and Disasters

    Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, former residents of nearby Okuma, evacuated due to high levels of radiation, have been allowed to move back to parts of the town. RTD visits wrecked homes with former residents and meets some who have recently returned. The choice between going back and staying put is not an easy one, however.

  • 09:30
    Society

    Don’t mess with Texas! RT travels to the Republic of Texas and meets 'Texians' who are proud of their heritage, embrace self-reliance, and are ready to live by what they preach, even if it strays from the norms of mainstream American society. To exercise the sovereignty that is their birth-right, they have set up an alternative citizens’ government.

  • 10:00
    Society

    RT takes an exclusive look at North Korea, the world’s most closed-off country. Life here is isolated from the outside world and every aspect of existence is regulated by order of the "Great Leader", from the art you’re allowed to see, the books you can read, even to your hairstyle.

  • 11:00
    Society

    In one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kenya’s capital, elderly women are increasingly preyed upon by young men who believe that raping them can cure HIV. Things are starting to change, however. With the launch of self-defence courses, women are learning physical and psychological techniques to thwart predators, empowering victims to venture outside again.

  • 11:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    When in August 2014, ISIS invaded regions near Mount Sinjar in Iraq, the terrorists killed and abducted thousands of local Yazidi people many of them women and children who they sold openly at slave markets. The captives have had no one they could count on for help until one man decided to take on ISIS.

  • 12:30
    Sklif

    Sergey is in a critical condition. After his heart attack, he needs life-saving surgery. Now he must choose between having an artificial ventricle to repair his heart or a complete organ transplant. 

  • 13:00
    History

    Over the past six years, some 120,000 bodies of missing WWII soldiers were recovered by Russian volunteers dedicated to bringing the lost fighters home. These groups of enthusiasts operate on land, and also at sea, looking for the wrecks of ships and submarines, to honour the crews’ memory. The RTD documentary Finding the Fallen tells the story of their work.

  • 13:30
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 14:00
    Politics

    Throughout the years, the US government has closely partnered with Hollywood to further its political agenda. If national interests so required, American film studios were eager to rewrite history, portray former allies as enemies, promote unsavory political decisions, and even blacklist its actors and screenwriters for their views. A new facet of the dream factory comes to light.

  • 14:30
    Lifestyle

    He is called a Russian ‘Hagrid’. Just like Harry Potter’s friend, Aleksandr Biletsky is a gamekeeper, likes magic creatures, and feels in harmony with nature. RT Documentary visits Aleksandr’s fairy tale village, Agavariya, to find out more about organic living, running a creative workshop for ‘wizards and fairies’ and making ‘Muggle’ money in the middle of nowhere.

  • 14:45
    Health

    From stealing research to hacking virus vaccine trials, Russia has been accused by the West of playing fast and loose in the race to contain the pandemic. Our correspondents see how the vaccine works and volunteer to test subjects. See their experiences after the Sputnik 5 vaccine injection.

  • 15:00
    Professions

    This is not a battlefield and they are not at war. But these are boys that wish to become men. To achieve this, they have to go through difficult challenges that will put their abilities and determination to the test. Their goal is to earn the right to wear the symbol of the Russian Special Forces – the crimson beret.

  • 15:30
    Society

    What’s the future of the internet? Digital reality will soon face a tough challenge. A war of platforms is breaking out in the virtual world, and it seems to be beyond the reach of any government. For some time, the three internet giants, YouTube, Google and Facebook, have made their own choices about which news people will see, and which presidential candidate to promote. But are the same giants ready to face the challenge of foreign platforms like WeChat? Our documentary looks into the many ways this virtual battle could affect our reality!

  • 16:00
    Lifestyle

    They can hold their breath for several minutes and slow their heart rate to almost nothing. Free divers plunge to incredible depths with no scuba gear. They push themselves to the limit to break new records but despite the serious risks involved, they can’t resist the call of the deep.

  • 16:25
    Lifestyle

    They can hold their breath for several minutes and slow their heart rate to almost nothing. Free divers plunge to incredible depths with no scuba gear. They push themselves to the limit to break new records but despite the serious risks involved, they can’t resist the call of the deep.

  • 17:00
    The Silk Road Series

    Modern China is a unique mix of cutting-edge technology and centuries-old tradition. It takes pride in its booming economy and rich cultural heritage. In many ways, China owes its complexity and versatility to the Silk Road, an ancient trade route established in the 2nd century BC that for hundreds of years initiated cross-cultural interaction between Eurasian civilisations.

  • 17:30
    Health

    The Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Gujarat, India, offers surrogacy services to childless couples desperate for their own baby.  While making money from surrogacy remains controversial, doctors such as Nayna Patel stay convinced of the benefits for all concerned.

  • 18:00
    Sport

    Freediving is a challenge in itself: diving into the deep, pitch-black abyss on a single breath, enduring water pressure and keeping a deeply calm state of mind to stay in control while diving. But some go even further and brave the cold by freediving under ice, which is even more difficult and a lot more dangerous. For Andrey Matveenko, a seasoned freediver and multiple Freediving World Championship medalist, freediving under the ice is unexplored territory. Matveenko takes the plunge and decides to go deeper than anyone ever has before to beat the current world record of 75 metres below the Arctic ice.

  • 18:30
    Health

    More than 4,000 people with haemophilia in the UK have contracted HIV or hepatitis C, and in some cases both, from contaminated blood products imported from the US in the 1970s and 1980s. Patients who already lived with a rare and severe disorder received the infected drug derived from blood donations of up to 40,000 people, including prisoners and drug users. Only decades later, after hundreds had died as a direct result of contamination, were victims and their families given a chance to find the truth behind the contaminated blood scandal. In April 2019, a Public Inquiry opened, hearing victim testimonies around the country. RTD travels to the UK to hear from infected blood victims and campaigners seeking answers and desperate to know why, and how, the tragedy was allowed to happen.

  • 19:00
    Society

    The film exposes the plight of Syrian refugee families who cross the border into Lebanon to flee civil war in their country. Now their children have to abandon the dream of a good education and say goodbye to their carefree childhood as circumstances force them to become the breadwinners.

  • 20:00
    Sklif

    Sergey is in a critical condition. After his heart attack, he needs life-saving surgery. Now he must choose between having an artificial ventricle to repair his heart or a complete organ transplant. 

  • 20:30
    Emergencies and Disasters

    Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, former residents of nearby Okuma, evacuated due to high levels of radiation, have been allowed to move back to parts of the town. RTD visits wrecked homes with former residents and meets some who have recently returned. The choice between going back and staying put is not an easy one, however.

  • 21:00
    Tanks: Born in Russia

    Vasya is ‘getting better’ every day. He is being successfully repaired with modern parts that replace the old ones. With the deadline approaching, the crew is trying to accelerate the process. Vladimir and Kirill are now given more serious tasks.

  • 21:30
    Society

    In one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kenya’s capital, elderly women are increasingly preyed upon by young men who believe that raping them can cure HIV. Things are starting to change, however. With the launch of self-defence courses, women are learning physical and psychological techniques to thwart predators, empowering victims to venture outside again.

  • 22:00
    Society

    RT takes an exclusive look at North Korea, the world’s most closed-off country. Life here is isolated from the outside world and every aspect of existence is regulated by order of the "Great Leader", from the art you’re allowed to see, the books you can read, even to your hairstyle.

  • 23:00
    Sklif

    Ekaterina is a young mum with a toddler. She recently discovered that her heart could fail her at any moment. Her only hope is an organ transplant. The surgery is dangerous and carries many risks, but her family is optimistic. They have faith in the skills and expertise of Sklif’s doctors.

  • 23:30
    Society

    Don’t mess with Texas! RT travels to the Republic of Texas and meets 'Texians' who are proud of their heritage, embrace self-reliance, and are ready to live by what they preach, even if it strays from the norms of mainstream American society. To exercise the sovereignty that is their birth-right, they have set up an alternative citizens’ government.

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