• 00:00
    The Future is Now

    Robots come in many designs and perform tasks that range from surveillance and warehouse logistics to teaching and performing surgery. But recent advancements in robotics have allowed them to assume human functions and roles that we hardly thought possible. Artificial intelligence is gradually giving robots the ability to learn and adapt – which means they’re becoming more like us. But is it a cause for joy or alarm?

  • 00:30
    Discovering Russia

    In 2022 two brand-new Russian icebreakers will operate on the Northern sea route. These ships can break through ice 118 inches thick, need no refuelling for decades, and travel at sea and along rivers. They opened a new era of Arctic sea economy — now there is a direct path between Northern Europe and Asia, bypassing all European seaports. What new opportunities can it bring?

  • 01:00
    Military and War

    The final stages of the retaking of Donetsk airport took place in late 2014 early 2015. By that time, in response to the Donbass people’s militia attempts to retake the airport, the Ukrainian army directed fire towards the peaceful districts of the city. In the end, the Ukrainian military surrendered the airport. It was utterly destroyed.

  • 02:00
    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.

  • 02:30
    Professions

    Paracale in the Philippines’ is also known as “Goldtown”. RTD visits its illegal goldmines where child labour is rife and health and safety virtually non-existent. To extract gold, miners dive into a mud-filled shaft, sometimes never to come back. 

  • 03:00
    Health

    How does it feel to operate under shelling with limited resources? This is what Donbass doctors do every day as they attend to service members and civilians injured by the Ukrainian armed forces. They set up medical units in empty buildings, often destroyed, d do their best to save lives with the means they have and even manage to work up a smile. How do they make it work?

  • 03:30
    Politics

    Russia's special military operation in Ukraine has triggered a wave of anti-Russian sanctions from the West, and they keep coming. People and businesses try to adjust their operations to the new reality. Some try to experiment with their product range, and others look for alternative suppliers, the rest partner with local businesses. How are these new adjustment plans working?

  • 04:00
    Newborn Russia

    It’s the first baby for Natalya, and she is overdue. The doctors are worried and try to induce labour. With husband Aleksandr looking on she eventually gives birth to little Margarita. Having tried IVF treatment, Polina and Vladislav were surprised when she became pregnant naturally. As the baby shows signs of stress, the doctors perform a successful C-section.

  • 04:30
    Military and War

    The Azov nationalist battalion didn’t let civilians out of Mariupol. Instead, they deliberately placed citizens in the buildings where firing points were hidden. Those who resisted were shot. Scare tactics against ordinary people aimed to make them an obedient human shield. Today, when the Battle for Mariupol is over, people are ready to share their pain. So how did Mariupol withstand the Ukrainian nationalist attacks?

  • 05:30
    The Future is Now

    Robots come in many designs and perform tasks that range from surveillance and warehouse logistics to teaching and performing surgery. But recent advancements in robotics have allowed them to assume human functions and roles that we hardly thought possible. Artificial intelligence is gradually giving robots the ability to learn and adapt – which means they’re becoming more like us. But is it a cause for joy or alarm?

  • 06:00
    Professions

    These young women chose an unconventional path for themselves. Katya is an aerobatics pilot, and Maria captains a Boeing 737. They fly different planes and have various reasons for joining aviation. But what they have in common is the love of the sky and what they do. Regardless of all the hardships, busy schedules, physical work, extended training and the constant risk of getting into a fatal accident, they say the feeling of freedom and a chance of seeing the sunrise from the cockpit trump any predicament. Find out more stories told by girls who decided to join aviation.

  • 06:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    On April 3, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded St. Petersburg subway train. This was only one of the 200 terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed thousands and injured many more in the past 25 years. Now, the maimed survivors share the details of the horror they’ve lived through. They have had to adjust to living with serious impairments, but refuse to allow their lives to be derailed.

  • 07:00
    Travel and Adventure

    Sailing around the world is never easy, but doing it in an open catamaran might seem like a crazy endeavour. Nevertheless, a crew of sailing enthusiasts supported by the Russian Geographical Society ventured on this incredible 13-month journey that took them across the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It proved yet again that spirit and perseverance are a worthy match to the forces of nature. Watch the story of these modern-day Magellans in the new RT documentary.

  • 08:00
    Military and War

    In 2014 Donbass residents in the Donetsk region refused to recognise the results of “Maidan” and were confronted by a severe reaction from the Ukrainian authorities. As a result, Donetsk airport became a stronghold for the Ukrainian army wanting to remain in control. One of the main objectives was to retake the airport control tower, which the Ukrainian army used to target the shelling of militia and peaceful citizens.

  • 09:00
    Lifestyle

    Gandhi’s philosophy of minimalism and non-violence won India's independence from the British Empire. Today, as India’s economy booms, his modern-day followers tell RTD that Gandhi’s principles are needed more than ever. These include a manager who runs barefoot, a Harley Davidson enthusiast who teaches school kids to share, and Gandhi’s last surviving staff member.

  • 10:00
    Politics

    In December 1991, the Russian tricolour replaced the hammer and sickle flying above the Kremlin. The Soviet Union ceased to exist. How did it happen? A new documentary, USSR Collapse: A Crash Course, looks into the fast-unfolding events of 1991, and key figures, for a better understanding of why the USSR fell and whether it was an inevitable process.

  • 11:00
    Discovering Russia

    In 2022 two brand-new Russian icebreakers will operate on the Northern sea route. These ships can break through ice 118 inches thick, need no refuelling for decades, and travel at sea and along rivers. They opened a new era of Arctic sea economy — now there is a direct path between Northern Europe and Asia, bypassing all European seaports. What new opportunities can it bring?

  • 11:30
    Military and War

    The final stages of the retaking of Donetsk airport took place in late 2014 early 2015. By that time, in response to the Donbass people’s militia attempts to retake the airport, the Ukrainian army directed fire towards the peaceful districts of the city. In the end, the Ukrainian military surrendered the airport. It was utterly destroyed.

  • 12:30
    Newborn Russia

    It’s the first baby for Natalya, and she is overdue. The doctors are worried and try to induce labour. With husband Aleksandr looking on she eventually gives birth to little Margarita. Having tried IVF treatment, Polina and Vladislav were surprised when she became pregnant naturally. As the baby shows signs of stress, the doctors perform a successful C-section.

  • 13:00
    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.

  • 13:30
    The Future is Now

    Robots come in many designs and perform tasks that range from surveillance and warehouse logistics to teaching and performing surgery. But recent advancements in robotics have allowed them to assume human functions and roles that we hardly thought possible. Artificial intelligence is gradually giving robots the ability to learn and adapt – which means they’re becoming more like us. But is it a cause for joy or alarm?

  • 14:00
    Health

    How does it feel to operate under shelling with limited resources? This is what Donbass doctors do every day as they attend to service members and civilians injured by the Ukrainian armed forces. They set up medical units in empty buildings, often destroyed, d do their best to save lives with the means they have and even manage to work up a smile. How do they make it work?

  • 14:30
    Politics

    Russia's special military operation in Ukraine has triggered a wave of anti-Russian sanctions from the West, and they keep coming. People and businesses try to adjust their operations to the new reality. Some try to experiment with their product range, and others look for alternative suppliers, the rest partner with local businesses. How are these new adjustment plans working?

  • 15:00
    Health

    E-waste (discarded electronic appliances) is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. Locals call its most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie, “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while child labour and criminal gangs are also rife.

  • 15:30
    Military and War

    The Azov nationalist battalion didn’t let civilians out of Mariupol. Instead, they deliberately placed citizens in the buildings where firing points were hidden. Those who resisted were shot. Scare tactics against ordinary people aimed to make them an obedient human shield. Today, when the Battle for Mariupol is over, people are ready to share their pain. So how did Mariupol withstand the Ukrainian nationalist attacks?

  • 16:30
    Professions

    These young women chose an unconventional path for themselves. Katya is an aerobatics pilot, and Maria captains a Boeing 737. They fly different planes and have various reasons for joining aviation. But what they have in common is the love of the sky and what they do. Regardless of all the hardships, busy schedules, physical work, extended training and the constant risk of getting into a fatal accident, they say the feeling of freedom and a chance of seeing the sunrise from the cockpit trump any predicament. Find out more stories told by girls who decided to join aviation.

  • 17:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    On April 3, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded St. Petersburg subway train. This was only one of the 200 terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed thousands and injured many more in the past 25 years. Now, the maimed survivors share the details of the horror they’ve lived through. They have had to adjust to living with serious impairments, but refuse to allow their lives to be derailed.

  • 17:30
    now
    Travel and Adventure

    Sailing around the world is never easy, but doing it in an open catamaran might seem like a crazy endeavour. Nevertheless, a crew of sailing enthusiasts supported by the Russian Geographical Society ventured on this incredible 13-month journey that took them across the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It proved yet again that spirit and perseverance are a worthy match to the forces of nature. Watch the story of these modern-day Magellans in the new RT documentary.

  • 18:30
    Traditions

    Life in Tultepec revolves around pyrotechnics. Producing hand-made fireworks is a passion, an art form, and a source of livelihood for most residents of this Mexican town. But it’s also an extremely dangerous and unpredictable occupation, as those orphaned or widowed by fiery accidents will attest. Meet those willing to risk their lives for their explosive craft as RTD visits Tultepec’s annual pyrotechnics festival.

  • 19:00
    Military and War

    In 2014 Donbass residents in the Donetsk region refused to recognise the results of “Maidan” and were confronted by a severe reaction from the Ukrainian authorities. As a result, Donetsk airport became a stronghold for the Ukrainian army wanting to remain in control. One of the main objectives was to retake the airport control tower, which the Ukrainian army used to target the shelling of militia and peaceful citizens.

  • 20:00
    Newborn Russia

    It’s the first baby for Natalya, and she is overdue. The doctors are worried and try to induce labour. With husband Aleksandr looking on she eventually gives birth to little Margarita. Having tried IVF treatment, Polina and Vladislav were surprised when she became pregnant naturally. As the baby shows signs of stress, the doctors perform a successful C-section.

  • 20:30
    Lifestyle

    Gandhi’s philosophy of minimalism and non-violence won India's independence from the British Empire. Today, as India’s economy booms, his modern-day followers tell RTD that Gandhi’s principles are needed more than ever. These include a manager who runs barefoot, a Harley Davidson enthusiast who teaches school kids to share, and Gandhi’s last surviving staff member.

  • 21:30
    The Future is Now

    Robots come in many designs and perform tasks that range from surveillance and warehouse logistics to teaching and performing surgery. But recent advancements in robotics have allowed them to assume human functions and roles that we hardly thought possible. Artificial intelligence is gradually giving robots the ability to learn and adapt – which means they’re becoming more like us. But is it a cause for joy or alarm?

  • 22:00
    This is China Series

    China is pushing boundaries in bridge-building. Construction started in 2016 on its latest groundbreaking venture: the Shenzhen-Zhongshan bridge and tunnel at the mouth of the Pearl River in Southern China. RTD meets the engineers who are laying the tunnel on the seabed and a local who demonstrates how much travel time he’ll save.

  • 22:30
    Newborn Russia

    A medical problem meant Larisa thought she could never have a second child. However, after nine years she underwent successful IVF treatment and is now expecting a boy. The baby is closely monitored, and it’s decided to induce labour. With the calming influence of husband Aleksey in the delivery room, Larisa eventually gives birth to a healthy baby boy.

  • 23:00
    Politics

    In December 1991, the Russian tricolour replaced the hammer and sickle flying above the Kremlin. The Soviet Union ceased to exist. How did it happen? A new documentary, USSR Collapse: A Crash Course, looks into the fast-unfolding events of 1991, and key figures, for a better understanding of why the USSR fell and whether it was an inevitable process.

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