• 00:00
    Adopting A New Life Series

    There’s a mad dash in the flat to tidy it up before the adoption inspectors arrive. While the kids are at school, Stas and Masha make sure the home and menagerie of pets are ready for inspection. The inspectors appear satisfied by what they see. Masha explains her frustration with the adoption system, which she thinks does not provide enough to care for the kids.

  • 00:30
    Society

    Maria and Sergey are married and keen to adopt a baby. Such a radical life-changing decision can and should never be taken lightly:  they have a lot to think about before committing themselves. They’re torn between the love they so desperately want to give to a child, doubts about their own abilities and of course they have to discuss the delicate topic with their family, not everyone is totally in favour. Then there’s the legal procedure and choosing a baby! At times, it all seems impossible.

  • 01:00
    Military and War

    South Sudan in Africa has been in a state of civil war since 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people have fallen victim to the ongoing hostilities. The desolation of war has brought famine to this normally fertile land. In this drastic situation, an international team at a Red Cross hospital in the town of Kodok fights to save the lives of those wounded, ill, or starving, as well as help reunite families separated by the conflict.

  • 02:00
    Arts & Culture

    Pianist Vladislav Teterin’s foundation, 'World of Art', is a very special charity for disabled children. It gives young singers and musicians a chance to shine on stage and to show the whole world that their physical disabilities are no barrier to them developing their talents.

  • 02:30
    Society

    Endemic poverty in the West African country of Togo is putting crushing pressure on families. Children as young as five toil long hours breaking stones, picking coffee beans, and other manual labour. Their parents are aware of the hard and often dangerous conditions but must send them to work to help the family survive. Many children seek more promising opportunities abroad but end up falling into slavery and prostitution.

  • 03:00
    Arts & Culture

    Open your heart to the best of the best of underground art at the 'Burning Man' festival as it takes place in a wooden city its participants build themselves.

  • 03:25
    Arts & Culture

    Open your heart to the best of the best of underground art at the 'Burning Man' festival as it takes place in a wooden city its participants build themselves.

  • 04:00
    A Clown's Life Series

    Dmitry Shindrov arrives in St. Petersburg for his big debut as a full-fledged clown but immediately discovers some problems. Nonetheless, his act goes off successfully, despite a few hitches. The only real disappointment is that none of Dmitry’s clown-colleagues attended. Meanwhile, an acrobatic team closes out the show on the ‘wheel of death’.

  • 04:30
    Society

    As Russian villages dwindle, one local postman is determined to deliver a bit of good to those who live far from the reaches of urban conveniences. Join RTDoc as we see how his selflessness has earned him the reputation of being the builder of a modern Noah’s Ark.

  • 05:00
    Adopting A New Life Series

    There’s a mad dash in the flat to tidy it up before the adoption inspectors arrive. While the kids are at school, Stas and Masha make sure the home and menagerie of pets are ready for inspection. The inspectors appear satisfied by what they see. Masha explains her frustration with the adoption system, which she thinks does not provide enough to care for the kids.

  • 05:30
    Lifestyle

    For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils felt unbridled joy and freedom. Over four years, half would pay the ultimate price for their addiction to flight. 

    Live
  • 06:00
    Combat Approved

    Russian all-terrain vehicles are put to the toughest of tests in extreme Arctic temperatures on an epic journey to Kotelny Island. A Trecol, a 30-tonne Vityaz DT-30 PM, two of its little brothers, the DT-10 PMs, and a GAZ-3344-20 tracked carrier set out to prove the extent of their all weather and all-terrain capabilities.

  • 06:30
    Society

    Award-winning director Aleksey Andronov makes movies about love, disappointment and philosophy. But he does it inside prison as he’s sentenced to 10 years. His actors, cameramen and crew are all fellow inmates. Hear his story only on RTDoc.

  • 07:00
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown enlists and is sent to boot camp, where he will see if he has what it takes to become one of Russia's elite Airborne Troops or VDV.

  • 07:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown joins the paratroopers' mountain division, where he and his comrades engage the enemy in wargames. 

  • 08:00
    Black Lives

    Racial disparities and inherent biases are still alive in many American towns and cities. In St. Louis, Missouri, the black-and-white divide is palpable, affecting many aspects of life for African-Americans. The first episode offers an insight into St. Louis' black neighbourhoods through the eyes of activists, still forced to fight for justice and equality.

  • 08:30
    Investigation

    They call it Sleepy Hollow. A small village in Kazakhstan which has succumbed to a mysterious ailment – its dwellers keep falling asleep for no apparent reason. Anyone can be affected without warning. Some blame ghosts, others – closed uranium mines located nearby. RT Doc investigates.

  • 09:00
    Arts & Culture

    They're the most beautiful big buttercups on God's green Earth, according to their choreographer. Meet a troupe of fat dancers who entertain dancers while challenging traditional notions about Russian beauty. 

  • 09:30
    Bolivian DNA

    From watching indigenous cholita women wrestle to taking part in a La Paz carnival, Pavel and Ramiro look into every nook and cranny in search of the Bolivian character. In this episode, they find out where cholitas got their bowler hats from, why villagers still practice lynching and how a sad song by the local band Los Kjarkas turned into the famous Lambada hit.

  • 10:00
    Military and War

    50 years after the U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims.

  • 10:30
    Human Rights

    In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines. He’s promised to crack down on crime and infamously urged citizens to kill drug addicts. Since his term began, it’s alleged that numerous extrajudicial executions of supposed drug dealers have been carried out.

  • 11:30
    Arts & Culture

    Pianist Vladislav Teterin’s foundation, 'World of Art', is a very special charity for disabled children. It gives young singers and musicians a chance to shine on stage and to show the whole world that their physical disabilities are no barrier to them developing their talents.

  • 12:00
    A Clown's Life Series

    Dmitry Shindrov arrives in St. Petersburg for his big debut as a full-fledged clown but immediately discovers some problems. Nonetheless, his act goes off successfully, despite a few hitches. The only real disappointment is that none of Dmitry’s clown-colleagues attended. Meanwhile, an acrobatic team closes out the show on the ‘wheel of death’.

  • 12:30
    Society

    Endemic poverty in the West African country of Togo is putting crushing pressure on families. Children as young as five toil long hours breaking stones, picking coffee beans, and other manual labour. Their parents are aware of the hard and often dangerous conditions but must send them to work to help the family survive. Many children seek more promising opportunities abroad but end up falling into slavery and prostitution.

  • 13:00
    Adopting A New Life Series

    There’s a mad dash in the flat to tidy it up before the adoption inspectors arrive. While the kids are at school, Stas and Masha make sure the home and menagerie of pets are ready for inspection. The inspectors appear satisfied by what they see. Masha explains her frustration with the adoption system, which she thinks does not provide enough to care for the kids.

  • 13:30
    Military and War

    South Sudan in Africa has been in a state of civil war since 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people have fallen victim to the ongoing hostilities. The desolation of war has brought famine to this normally fertile land. In this drastic situation, an international team at a Red Cross hospital in the town of Kodok fights to save the lives of those wounded, ill, or starving, as well as help reunite families separated by the conflict.

  • 14:30
    Arts & Culture

    Open your heart to the best of the best of underground art at the 'Burning Man' festival as it takes place in a wooden city its participants build themselves.

  • 14:55
    Arts & Culture

    Open your heart to the best of the best of underground art at the 'Burning Man' festival as it takes place in a wooden city its participants build themselves.

  • 15:30
    Investigation

    Panning for gold may sound like a dream career that will guarantee a life of ease. But as RTDoc team finds out, it does not pay very well in Kyrgyzstan. And what's more – it will not buy you a decent dinner, let alone happiness.

  • 16:00
    Black Lives

    Racial disparities and inherent biases are still alive in many American towns and cities. In St. Louis, Missouri, the black-and-white divide is palpable, affecting many aspects of life for African-Americans. The first episode offers an insight into St. Louis' black neighbourhoods through the eyes of activists, still forced to fight for justice and equality.

  • 16:30
    Lifestyle

    For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils felt unbridled joy and freedom. Over four years, half would pay the ultimate price for their addiction to flight. 

  • 17:00
    Society

    As Russian villages dwindle, one local postman is determined to deliver a bit of good to those who live far from the reaches of urban conveniences. Join RTDoc as we see how his selflessness has earned him the reputation of being the builder of a modern Noah’s Ark.

  • 17:30
    Society

    For some people, the so-called ‘Tower of David’ is just an unfinished skyscraper. For others, it’s an asylum for robbers and murderers. About 800 families call this place home. RTD presents a film about people that live in this tower.

  • 18:00
    Combat Approved

    Russian all-terrain vehicles are put to the toughest of tests in extreme Arctic temperatures on an epic journey to Kotelny Island. A Trecol, a 30-tonne Vityaz DT-30 PM, two of its little brothers, the DT-10 PMs, and a GAZ-3344-20 tracked carrier set out to prove the extent of their all weather and all-terrain capabilities.

  • 18:30
    Society

    Award-winning director Aleksey Andronov makes movies about love, disappointment and philosophy. But he does it inside prison as he’s sentenced to 10 years. His actors, cameramen and crew are all fellow inmates. Hear his story only on RTDoc.

  • 19:00
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown enlists and is sent to boot camp, where he will see if he has what it takes to become one of Russia's elite Airborne Troops or VDV.

  • 19:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown joins the paratroopers' mountain division, where he and his comrades engage the enemy in wargames. 

  • 20:00
    A Clown's Life Series

    Dmitry Shindrov arrives in St. Petersburg for his big debut as a full-fledged clown but immediately discovers some problems. Nonetheless, his act goes off successfully, despite a few hitches. The only real disappointment is that none of Dmitry’s clown-colleagues attended. Meanwhile, an acrobatic team closes out the show on the ‘wheel of death’.

  • 20:30
    Investigation

    They call it Sleepy Hollow. A small village in Kazakhstan which has succumbed to a mysterious ailment – its dwellers keep falling asleep for no apparent reason. Anyone can be affected without warning. Some blame ghosts, others – closed uranium mines located nearby. RT Doc investigates.

  • 21:00
    Adopting A New Life Series

    There’s a mad dash in the flat to tidy it up before the adoption inspectors arrive. While the kids are at school, Stas and Masha make sure the home and menagerie of pets are ready for inspection. The inspectors appear satisfied by what they see. Masha explains her frustration with the adoption system, which she thinks does not provide enough to care for the kids.

  • 21:30
    Arts & Culture

    They're the most beautiful big buttercups on God's green Earth, according to their choreographer. Meet a troupe of fat dancers who entertain dancers while challenging traditional notions about Russian beauty. 

  • 22:00
    Bolivian DNA

    From watching indigenous cholita women wrestle to taking part in a La Paz carnival, Pavel and Ramiro look into every nook and cranny in search of the Bolivian character. In this episode, they find out where cholitas got their bowler hats from, why villagers still practice lynching and how a sad song by the local band Los Kjarkas turned into the famous Lambada hit.

  • 22:30
    Military and War

    50 years after the U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims.

  • 23:00
    A Clown's Life Series

    Deryabkin’s travelling circus is closed for the season. Back in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Vladimir sets about reopening a gramophone museum owned by his father. Despite some unhappy surprises, the renovation goes well, and the public appears interested. The elder Deryabkin shares stories about his legendary clowning career and his decision to retire.

  • 23:30
    Investigation

    Panning for gold may sound like a dream career that will guarantee a life of ease. But as RTDoc team finds out, it does not pay very well in Kyrgyzstan. And what's more – it will not buy you a decent dinner, let alone happiness.

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