• 00:00
    This is China Series

    China is home to some of the world’s top internet delivery companies. In Hubei, one of them is pioneering the automated sorting of packages as Santa’s little robots weave around an outsize logistics platform. RTD asks whether automation is dehumanising, while a retired Chinese couple explain how they got hooked on internet deliveries.

  • 00:30
    History

    In 1945, the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany to put an end to the Nazis atrocities at the cost of 27 million lives of the Soviet people. Now, 80 years later, the same nationalist ideas the Soviet people had been fighting against is starting to spread across Ukraine. Is history about to repeat itself?

  • 01:30
    Society

    Sexual harassment in Congo is so common that it is considered a norm. To protect their daughters, families take them to see witches and healers. They perform rituals to make girls look less feminine. These practices are supposed to stop breasts from growing and protect girls from aggressive male attention. But is witchcraft as practical as it claimed to be?

  • 02:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    Through meticulous research and expert interviews, the documentary sheds light on the activities of US biolaboratories in Ukraine, Georgia, Indonesia and other countries worldwide. Former high-ranking officials and journalists who dared to visit these laboratories explain how the sophisticated network was established, and reveal its ultimate purpose.

  • 03:00
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    Environment

    According to a World Health Organisation report, a 1/3 of the world’s population lives without access to proper toilets. This causes natural water reserves to become contaminated with human waste, which in turn causes disease. India is just one of many countries in which rural populations suffer acutely as a direct result of poor, or no sanitation.

  • 03:30
    Lifestyle

    The Akhal-Teke breed, often referred to as the closest living link to wild horses, is renowned as the world's most expensive and esteemed breed. Prices for these horses can soar up to $100,000, reflecting their remarkable speed, endurance over long distances and rapid recovery. What else makes this breed special, particularly for the Turkmens?

  • 04:30
    Lifestyle

    Jozef and Ann fled the USA, fearing for their children's future and not wanting drag queens as their primary school teachers. Now, they are expecting their seventh child. Jay Close, after living in California, France, and Australia, became a famous cheesemaker in a Russian outback. Chad Hower, pursued by the FBI for 18 years, received political asylum in Russia. To understand why they feel at home and safe in Russia, American independent journalist Tofurious Crane explores their stories.

  • 05:00
    Military and War

    Fighters of the Archangel Michael Battalion do not just operate drones, they design and construct equipment essential for executing modern combat  – drone and robot warfare. The battalion even has its own workshop where aerial and ground unmanned vehicles are developed for various military purposes.

  • 06:00
    Traditions

    In the poorest regions of India, widows are a burden. Formerly, they would be burnt alive while their husbands were cremated. Today, many widows are made to leave their families and forced to beg in the streets. Fortunately, some Hindu monasteries are able to offer shelter and hope to these betrayed women.

  • 06:30
    Military and War

    In our new documentary delving into the historical roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the poignant stories from both sides, examine the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. What sparked the Hamas movement? How did they succeed in attacking the Gaza Strip, despite being closely watched by Israeli satellites? What are those factors triggering the endless cycle of violence and prolonged war?

  • 07:00
    Lifestyle

    Pavla Nikolaevna is a ‘chumworker’, a housewife in the tundra.
    Together with her husband, they continue their family ideal of driving reindeer herds in the far north. Here in the tundra, being a housewife means having a regular employment status. Pavla Nikolaevna receives a pension, but the tundra is not letting go. Despite having a flat in a nearby city, the family keeps returning to the tundra to continue the ancient herding tradition.

  • 07:30
    Personalities

    Galina Chuvina lived quite an ordinary life until, on a whim, she decided to try her hand at knife-throwing. That was seven years ago. Fast forward to today: she has over 50 titles under her belt, including a world championship. But despite her astounding success, she lives in a crumbling house in the small town of Sasovo with only cats to keep her company.

  • 08:00
    Military and War

    By the beginning of the Maidan, a network of neo-nazi units have already been up and running. The Ukrainian government didn't prosecute them, and there were no repercussions. Ready and able military and terrorist units dispersed and showed up at anti-Maidan meetings in Ukraine’s cities. But the Ukrainian nationalist movement wasn’t formed in a day; it has been building up for decades. How did it happen?

  • 08:30
    History

    When Auschwitz was freed on January 27, 1945, the survivors met their liberators with shouts of “the Russians have come.” Some 70 years later, the Red Army’s instrumental role in defeating the Nazis in WWII is being wiped from Western history books. However, not all have forgotten who stopped Hitler’s war machine. Those who remember still honour their tremendous sacrifices.

  • 09:30
    Society

    South Koreans are known as some of the hardest-working and thus stressed-out citizens in the world. A fiercely-competitive society and long work hours inevitably result in high incidences of stress and suicide, as well as cases of death by overwork. Stressed locals find relief in some peculiar ways. Some take part in their own funerals to appreciate life; others spend a few days meditating in a temple or take a break in solitary confinement in mock gaols.

  • 10:00
    Cold War Weapons

    The new series, Cold War Weapons, explores military hardware and techniques created by the Soviet Union and the US during the nuclear arms race. In the first episode of Cold War Weapons, host Marina Kosareva visits one of the world’s best tank museums in the town of Kubinka. When the nuclear arms race between the United States and the USSR began, it became clear that tanks can withstand an atomic blast. The first episode takes a closer look at tanks produced by the Soviet Union and the US during the 1940s and 1950s, their advantages and combat experience.

  • 11:00
    Society

    Sexual harassment in Congo is so common that it is considered a norm. To protect their daughters, families take them to see witches and healers. They perform rituals to make girls look less feminine. These practices are supposed to stop breasts from growing and protect girls from aggressive male attention. But is witchcraft as practical as it claimed to be?

  • 11:30
    History

    In 1945, the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany to put an end to the Nazis atrocities at the cost of 27 million lives of the Soviet people. Now, 80 years later, the same nationalist ideas the Soviet people had been fighting against is starting to spread across Ukraine. Is history about to repeat itself?

  • 12:30
    History

    The terrible crimes of Japan's secret Unit 731 make anyone's blood run cold. Thousands of people were used as test subjects for the development of biological weapons. The subjects were injected with cholera, typhoid, anthrax, bubonic plague, to be later dissected alive. The unit's ideologist Shiro Ishii and most of his associates were never punished. They became practising physicians or scientists. Watch our film to find out why.

  • 13:30
    Lifestyle

    Over the years, Tatyana and Artyom Falin fostered 30 children. These kids came from dysfunctional families, children’s homes and even straight from the streets. For every one of them, the Falin family found food and shelter and the right words to heal their traumas. All children came to love Tatyana and Arten as their parents and even wanted to return to them. So what’s it like to be foster parents to 30 kids?

  • 14:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    Through meticulous research and expert interviews, the documentary sheds light on the activities of US biolaboratories in Ukraine, Georgia, Indonesia and other countries worldwide. Former high-ranking officials and journalists who dared to visit these laboratories explain how the sophisticated network was established, and reveal its ultimate purpose.

  • 15:00
    Environment

    According to a World Health Organisation report, a 1/3 of the world’s population lives without access to proper toilets. This causes natural water reserves to become contaminated with human waste, which in turn causes disease. India is just one of many countries in which rural populations suffer acutely as a direct result of poor, or no sanitation.

  • 15:30
    Lifestyle

    The Akhal-Teke breed, often referred to as the closest living link to wild horses, is renowned as the world's most expensive and esteemed breed. Prices for these horses can soar up to $100,000, reflecting their remarkable speed, endurance over long distances and rapid recovery. What else makes this breed special, particularly for the Turkmens?

  • 16:30
    Lifestyle

    Jozef and Ann fled the USA, fearing for their children's future and not wanting drag queens as their primary school teachers. Now, they are expecting their seventh child. Jay Close, after living in California, France, and Australia, became a famous cheesemaker in a Russian outback. Chad Hower, pursued by the FBI for 18 years, received political asylum in Russia. To understand why they feel at home and safe in Russia, American independent journalist Tofurious Crane explores their stories.

  • 17:00
    Military and War

    Fighters of the Archangel Michael Battalion do not just operate drones, they design and construct equipment essential for executing modern combat  – drone and robot warfare. The battalion even has its own workshop where aerial and ground unmanned vehicles are developed for various military purposes.

  • 18:00
    Arts and Culture

    Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises.

  • 18:20
    Arts and Culture

    Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises.

  • 19:00
    Military and War

    In our new documentary delving into the historical roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the poignant stories from both sides, examine the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. What sparked the Hamas movement? How did they succeed in attacking the Gaza Strip, despite being closely watched by Israeli satellites? What are those factors triggering the endless cycle of violence and prolonged war?

  • 19:30
    Traditions

    In the poorest regions of India, widows are a burden. Formerly, they would be burnt alive while their husbands were cremated. Today, many widows are made to leave their families and forced to beg in the streets. Fortunately, some Hindu monasteries are able to offer shelter and hope to these betrayed women.

  • 20:00
    Lifestyle

    Pavla Nikolaevna is a ‘chumworker’, a housewife in the tundra.
    Together with her husband, they continue their family ideal of driving reindeer herds in the far north. Here in the tundra, being a housewife means having a regular employment status. Pavla Nikolaevna receives a pension, but the tundra is not letting go. Despite having a flat in a nearby city, the family keeps returning to the tundra to continue the ancient herding tradition.

  • 20:30
    Personalities

    Galina Chuvina lived quite an ordinary life until, on a whim, she decided to try her hand at knife-throwing. That was seven years ago. Fast forward to today: she has over 50 titles under her belt, including a world championship. But despite her astounding success, she lives in a crumbling house in the small town of Sasovo with only cats to keep her company.

  • 21:00
    Military and War

    By the beginning of the Maidan, a network of neo-nazi units have already been up and running. The Ukrainian government didn't prosecute them, and there were no repercussions. Ready and able military and terrorist units dispersed and showed up at anti-Maidan meetings in Ukraine’s cities. But the Ukrainian nationalist movement wasn’t formed in a day; it has been building up for decades. How did it happen?

  • 21:30
    History

    When Auschwitz was freed on January 27, 1945, the survivors met their liberators with shouts of “the Russians have come.” Some 70 years later, the Red Army’s instrumental role in defeating the Nazis in WWII is being wiped from Western history books. However, not all have forgotten who stopped Hitler’s war machine. Those who remember still honour their tremendous sacrifices.

  • 22:30
    Society

    South Koreans are known as some of the hardest-working and thus stressed-out citizens in the world. A fiercely-competitive society and long work hours inevitably result in high incidences of stress and suicide, as well as cases of death by overwork. Stressed locals find relief in some peculiar ways. Some take part in their own funerals to appreciate life; others spend a few days meditating in a temple or take a break in solitary confinement in mock gaols.

  • 23:00
    Cold War Weapons

    The new series, Cold War Weapons, explores military hardware and techniques created by the Soviet Union and the US during the nuclear arms race. In the first episode of Cold War Weapons, host Marina Kosareva visits one of the world’s best tank museums in the town of Kubinka. When the nuclear arms race between the United States and the USSR began, it became clear that tanks can withstand an atomic blast. The first episode takes a closer look at tanks produced by the Soviet Union and the US during the 1940s and 1950s, their advantages and combat experience.