• 00:00
    Taste of Russia

    Pancakes, known as blini, are Russia’s signature dish. They can be eaten with just about anything, from jam to caviar. To find out how they used to be made, Oscar takes Glen to a village to learn the old secrets of baking blini in a wood-fired oven. Oscar shows off his ninja cooking skills by frying eight at once on an open fire outside. As a reward, the friends sit down to a blini feast. 

  • 00:30
    Arts & Culture

    While violence in Gaza continues unabated, local children and teenagers still pursue their everyday interests. RTD follows students of a Gaza City music school who have lived through three major military conflicts since 2008. Despite their experiences, they remain hopeful that peace will eventually come. Until then, they seek comfort in music.

  • 01:00
    Travel and Adventure

    As international interest in the Arctic grows, Russia is resuming development of Franz Josef Land, its polar territory 900 km from the North Pole. Take a look at the lives of the people laying the foundations for a new town here, while living next door to curious polar bears.

  • 01:30
    Arts & Culture

    Inspired by Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and its opulent ball portrayals, James Brown decides to delve into the Russian ballroom culture. He learns the dress code of a traditional ball, its etiquette and even a fan language: a code that female ball-regulars used to communicate with their admirers.

  • 02:00
    Personalities

    Veteran cop. John Mark Dougan left the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, appalled by endemic corruption within the force. He later started a blog for honest cops to expose criminal police activity anonymously. A fierce backlash eventually forced the whistleblower to flee the US and seek refuge in Russia. This is his story.

  • 03:00
    Society

    Time is running out for a tightly-knit community of less than 1,000 people on Tangier Island, Virginia, where crab fisherman and oystermen have made a living for generations amidst idyllic beaches and unique wildlife.

  • 03:30
    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.

  • 04:00
    News Team

    Thabang Motsei sets off from home for a Trans-Siberian adventure and makes new friends on the train. Egor Piskunov reports on unrest in Kiev, while Maria Finoshina is in Greece looking for a sign which will help her make a difficult decision.

  • 04:30
    Discovering Russia

    Where can you take to the snowy slopes in a bikini? Welcome to Russia! RT Doc’s Peter Scott explores some of the craziest things to do in Russia: from festivals on snowy mountains to a smash room ready to be destroyed. Nothing gets in the way of his madcap fun, not even a broken leg!

  • 05:00
    Taste of Russia

    Pancakes, known as blini, are Russia’s signature dish. They can be eaten with just about anything, from jam to caviar. To find out how they used to be made, Oscar takes Glen to a village to learn the old secrets of baking blini in a wood-fired oven. Oscar shows off his ninja cooking skills by frying eight at once on an open fire outside. As a reward, the friends sit down to a blini feast. 

  • 05:30
    Society

    Meet a man who has taken in dozens of children that have been failed by their parents and the system. With tough love he is teaching them how to get over their pasts and succeed in life.

  • 06:00
    Combat Approved

    Prokhod is an advanced demining robot that is always first to enter a danger zone to set up a safe route for others. Unlike other Russian army minesweeping machines, Prokhod can be operated either manually or remotely or even drive itself in automatic mode. RTD checks out this autonomous hardware at an army testing ground with real and not-so-real explosives!

  • 06:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown joins the crew of a fishing trawler to learn what working at sea is like. He spends three weeks on the open seas and has a go at various jobs and tasks of a seaman’s life. With his fiancée waiting for him ashore, he has to work very hard to fill the ship’s hold and come back in time for his own wedding.

    Live
  • 07:00
    Society

    In poverty-stricken Cambodia, millions struggle to make a living, sometimes earning less than a dollar a day. Families that fall on hard times often see no alternative than to sell their young daughters’ virginity and then drive them into prostitution.

  • 07:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    Refugee camp Dar Es Salam in Chad is a safe haven for thousands of Nigerians fleeing violent attacks by Boko Haram. This militant religious group has been destroying villages in Nigeria and killing indiscriminately. Those who escaped the terror are looking forward to rebuilding their lives, when a few camp newcomers bring fear and anxiety to this place.

  • 08:00
    Lifestyle

    Arseny had been a sports enthusiast for years when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Determined to hold on to his passion, he turns to a Zen surfing instructor in Bali for help, both spiritual and physical. He hopes learning to catch a wave will give him back the sense of freedom he always got from sport. Arseny’s persistence and surprising results even inspired his surfing teacher to work on overcoming fears in pursuit of his own dreams.

  • 08:30
    Travel and Adventure

    As winter quickly closes in, the diesel-electric ice ship Akademik Fyodorov travels to Antarctica, where it will deliver enough supplies to two of Russia’s research stations to last them until next summer.

  • 08:55
    Travel and Adventure

    As winter quickly closes in, the diesel-electric ice ship Akademik Fyodorov travels to Antarctica, where it will deliver enough supplies to two of Russia’s research stations to last them until next summer.

  • 09:30
    Society

    In the poverty-stricken former Soviet country of Tajikistan, the men have sought job opportunities abroad and the women are left in charge of agrarian communities where cattle provide almost everything and luxuries are few.

  • 10:00
    Investigation

    Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a 100 000 deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travels to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade.

  • 11:00
    Human Rights

    Their god is woman and their weapons are bare breasts. We'll meet the firebrand girls of FEMEN and hear about how the organisation got started and what it stands for.

  • 11:30
    Travel and Adventure

    As international interest in the Arctic grows, Russia is resuming development of Franz Josef Land, its polar territory 900 km from the North Pole. Take a look at the lives of the people laying the foundations for a new town here, while living next door to curious polar bears.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Thabang Motsei sets off from home for a Trans-Siberian adventure and makes new friends on the train. Egor Piskunov reports on unrest in Kiev, while Maria Finoshina is in Greece looking for a sign which will help her make a difficult decision.

  • 12:30
    Professions

    The reindeer herders of the Yamal tundra live in rawhide tents like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago and have hardly any contact with the outside world. However, when they urgently need medical treatment, they must rely on air rescue helicopters for their very survival.

  • 13:00
    Taste of Russia

    Pancakes, known as blini, are Russia’s signature dish. They can be eaten with just about anything, from jam to caviar. To find out how they used to be made, Oscar takes Glen to a village to learn the old secrets of baking blini in a wood-fired oven. Oscar shows off his ninja cooking skills by frying eight at once on an open fire outside. As a reward, the friends sit down to a blini feast. 

  • 13:30
    Arts & Culture

    Inspired by Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and its opulent ball portrayals, James Brown decides to delve into the Russian ballroom culture. He learns the dress code of a traditional ball, its etiquette and even a fan language: a code that female ball-regulars used to communicate with their admirers.

  • 14:00
    Human Rights

    An Italian activist wants to hold NATO to account for harm she says it has caused around the world. Marinella Correggia likens her personal fight to a little donkey taking on a tyrannosaurus. Donkeys though, can be extremely stubborn.

  • 14:30
    Arts & Culture

    While violence in Gaza continues unabated, local children and teenagers still pursue their everyday interests. RTD follows students of a Gaza City music school who have lived through three major military conflicts since 2008. Despite their experiences, they remain hopeful that peace will eventually come. Until then, they seek comfort in music.

  • 15:00
    Travel and Adventure

    The Maasai tribe in Kenya proved a very welcoming host for professional traveller and photographer, Olga Michi. During her time in Africa, she stayed with them to learn about and photograph, their way of life. She later invited a few members of the tribe to go with her to snow-shrouded Moscow, a world they could never have imagined.

  • 15:30
    Society

    In poverty-stricken Cambodia, millions struggle to make a living, sometimes earning less than a dollar a day. Families that fall on hard times often see no alternative than to sell their young daughters’ virginity and then drive them into prostitution.

  • 16:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    The Egyptian village of Al-Ur is now known as “The Village of Martyrs” because in a day, 20 of its residents died. They had all gone to Libya to find work but were kidnapped by ISIS and on February 15, 2015, beheaded for their Christian faith. They are now mourned by family and friends but also honoured as saints.

  • 16:30
    Personalities

    Veteran cop. John Mark Dougan left the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, appalled by endemic corruption within the force. He later started a blog for honest cops to expose criminal police activity anonymously. A fierce backlash eventually forced the whistleblower to flee the US and seek refuge in Russia. This is his story.

  • 17:30
    Society

    Time is running out for a tightly-knit community of less than 1,000 people on Tangier Island, Virginia, where crab fisherman and oystermen have made a living for generations amidst idyllic beaches and unique wildlife.

  • 18:00
    Society

    Meet a man who has taken in dozens of children that have been failed by their parents and the system. With tough love he is teaching them how to get over their pasts and succeed in life.

  • 18:30
    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.

  • 19:00
    Discovering Russia

    Where can you take to the snowy slopes in a bikini? Welcome to Russia! RT Doc’s Peter Scott explores some of the craziest things to do in Russia: from festivals on snowy mountains to a smash room ready to be destroyed. Nothing gets in the way of his madcap fun, not even a broken leg!

  • 19:30
    Combat Approved

    Prokhod is an advanced demining robot that is always first to enter a danger zone to set up a safe route for others. Unlike other Russian army minesweeping machines, Prokhod can be operated either manually or remotely or even drive itself in automatic mode. RTD checks out this autonomous hardware at an army testing ground with real and not-so-real explosives!

  • 20:00
    News Team

    Thabang Motsei sets off from home for a Trans-Siberian adventure and makes new friends on the train. Egor Piskunov reports on unrest in Kiev, while Maria Finoshina is in Greece looking for a sign which will help her make a difficult decision.

  • 20:30
    Society

    In the poverty-stricken former Soviet country of Tajikistan, the men have sought job opportunities abroad and the women are left in charge of agrarian communities where cattle provide almost everything and luxuries are few.

  • 21:00
    Taste of Russia

    Pancakes, known as blini, are Russia’s signature dish. They can be eaten with just about anything, from jam to caviar. To find out how they used to be made, Oscar takes Glen to a village to learn the old secrets of baking blini in a wood-fired oven. Oscar shows off his ninja cooking skills by frying eight at once on an open fire outside. As a reward, the friends sit down to a blini feast. 

  • 21:30
    Lifestyle

    Arseny had been a sports enthusiast for years when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Determined to hold on to his passion, he turns to a Zen surfing instructor in Bali for help, both spiritual and physical. He hopes learning to catch a wave will give him back the sense of freedom he always got from sport. Arseny’s persistence and surprising results even inspired his surfing teacher to work on overcoming fears in pursuit of his own dreams.

  • 22:00
    Investigation

    Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a 100 000 deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travels to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade.

  • 23:00
    News Team

    RT correspondents Aleksey Yaroshevsky and Paula Slier return to two of the world’s biggest conflict zones, but this time during a calmer period. Aleksey is in post-coup Kiev, reflecting on the most violent days of the conflict. Meanwhile, Paula visits the West Bank to film the now already routine protests against the Israeli wall.

  • 23:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    James Brown joins the crew of a fishing trawler to learn what working at sea is like. He spends three weeks on the open seas and has a go at various jobs and tasks of a seaman’s life. With his fiancée waiting for him ashore, he has to work very hard to fill the ship’s hold and come back in time for his own wedding.

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