• 00:00
    Professions

    Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Arctic is the first to produce a new type of oil, known as ARCO. Almost 200 people work around the clock to ensure the production flow never stops. Explore life on an Arctic oil rig with RT Doc.

  • 00:30
    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.

  • 01:00
    Discovering Russia

    On an island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites.

  • 01:30
    Arts & Culture

    Russia's ballroom boom: children, students, businessmen and even pensioners are doing it. The world's leading coaches and dancers are travelling to Russia to perform, teach and make money. In Russia dancing's a tradition: it has an air of culture and is extremely competitive sport making people sacrifice everything.

  • 02:00
    Personalities

    The distinguishing features of Russia's elite Spetsnaz soldiers include their maroon berets, unparalleled physical fitness and ability to make the right decisions at lightning speed. Evgeny Epov was one such soldier; he made the ultimate sacrifice and saved the lives of several of his comrades. 

  • 02:30
    Investigation

    Cyberbullying has caused teenage suicides all over the world. It knows no physical or moral boundaries and can even reach out to terrorise victims in the apparent safety of their own homes. No punch is too low for the anonymous trolls who use the internet to threaten, insult and intimidate.

  • 03:00
    Health

    Over 20 million Americans are prescribed medication for a variety of mental disorders. Even young children are being given pills to treat ‘behavioural problems’. The drugs are intended to help, but many patients say they just don’t work, are dangerously habit forming and have debilitating side effects. 

  • 04:00
    Health

    Is there such a thing as immunity to cancer or diabetes? Dr Jaime Guevara of Ecuador believes so. He discovered that people suffering from Laron Syndrome, a form of dwarfism, never appear to develop these life-threatening diseases. But could his amazing findings benefit everyone else?

  • 04:30
    Human Rights

    Kidnapping girls to marry them is common practice in Kyrgyzstan. Some of those couples live happily together for the rest of their lives, but a lot of the women can never put up with the shame of forced marriage and sometimes take their own lives. 

  • 05:00
    Military and War

    The bloodiest conflict in the post-Soviet history. The biggest challenge Dmitry Medvedev faced during his tenure as President of Russia. The wounds brought to the people by the five-day Georgia-Ossetia war are just as fresh now as they were five years ago. 

  • 05:30
    Taste of Russia
  • 06:00
    Politics

    Many Unemployed Ukrainians seek ways to make money across the border, in Poland. Some apply for underpaid, menial jobs; others simply trade on the road-side. Eking out a living is a daily struggle but they believe they have no other option.

  • 06:30
    Sport

    The schoolgirls of Shaolin Epo Wushu College have little time to play with dolls. In their boarding school, they live by a tight schedule and strict discipline. Every day they train to fight with knives and swords. Living a Spartan lifestyle, they work hard to make their teachers and their country proud but only students who pass the exams are allowed to continue their education.

  • 07:00
    Military and War

    Five years into the devastating Syrian war, the country’s capital, Damascus is a shelter for the civilians who refuse to flee their motherland. Yet, even here no one is really safe as shells hit the streets and buildings regularly. Sameer is a local cameraman who continues his work despite its dangers. Through his lens, he shows us the everyday life of ordinary Syrians. 

  • 07:30
    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.

  • 08:00
    Arts & Culture

    Russia's ballroom boom: children, students, businessmen and even pensioners are doing it. The world's leading coaches and dancers are travelling to Russia to perform, teach and make money. In Russia dancing's a tradition: it has an air of culture and is extremely competitive sport making people sacrifice everything.

  • 08:30
    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.

  • 09:30
    Meeting with nature

    The appearance of giant craters in Siberia sparked dozens of wild theories about their origins, from meteorites to UFOs. An RT Doc crew travelled to the region to try to find explanations for the geological mystery. 

  • 10:00
    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.

  • 10:30
    This is China Series

    Greater Chongqing is China’s largest municipality and, according to some estimates, the world. Its total area equates to the whole of Austria and it has a population of around 32 million. Why then does the world know so little about this megacity? RTD explores the phenomenon of a rapidly growing metropolis. Discover Chongqing’s three main tourist attractions: its cuisine, magnificent nocturnal skyline, and impressive urban rail system.


  • 11:00
    Health

    A day in life of someone who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta – or brittle bone disease – is fraught with risk. Even the tiniest movement can lead to serious fractures.

  • 11:30
    Travel and Adventure

    “Keldysh” is Russia’s famous research vessel. She’s heading towards the Arctic Circle on a mission to collect important underwater samples. One of the scientists aboard helped draft Russia’s Arctic shelf claim, submitted to the UN. He explains the science behind it.

  • 12:00
    Taste of Russia
  • 12:30
    Health

    Senegal hasn’t been ruled by France for over half a century, but its former coloniser still sets the tone here. Nowadays, that’s not only true in terms of clothing, but skin colour as well.  Senegalese girls want to look like Europeans. Advertisements in magazines and on billboards display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men like. Pharmacists have come to the rescue of fashion-conscious women. They offer pills and skin-lightening creams, but rarely warn the buyers of the possible catastrophic side effects of using them. These products have long been banned worldwide, but that doesn’t stop Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade.

    To see what sacrifices they’re willing to make for the sake of ‘beauty’ and find out more about the dangers of skin whitening, watch Beauty and the Bleach on RTD Documentaries.

  • 13:00
    Taste of Russia
  • 13:30
    Taste of Russia
  • 14:00
    Professions

    Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Arctic is the first to produce a new type of oil, known as ARCO. Almost 200 people work around the clock to ensure the production flow never stops. Explore life on an Arctic oil rig with RT Doc.

  • 14:30
    Discovering Russia

    On an island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites.

  • 15:00
    Investigation

    Cyberbullying has caused teenage suicides all over the world. It knows no physical or moral boundaries and can even reach out to terrorise victims in the apparent safety of their own homes. No punch is too low for the anonymous trolls who use the internet to threaten, insult and intimidate.

  • 15:30
    Health

    Over 20 million Americans are prescribed medication for a variety of mental disorders. Even young children are being given pills to treat ‘behavioural problems’. The drugs are intended to help, but many patients say they just don’t work, are dangerously habit forming and have debilitating side effects. 

  • 16:30
    Human Rights

    Kidnapping girls to marry them is common practice in Kyrgyzstan. Some of those couples live happily together for the rest of their lives, but a lot of the women can never put up with the shame of forced marriage and sometimes take their own lives. 

  • 17:00
    Military and War

    The bloodiest conflict in the post-Soviet history. The biggest challenge Dmitry Medvedev faced during his tenure as President of Russia. The wounds brought to the people by the five-day Georgia-Ossetia war are just as fresh now as they were five years ago. 

  • 17:30
    Sport

    The schoolgirls of Shaolin Epo Wushu College have little time to play with dolls. In their boarding school, they live by a tight schedule and strict discipline. Every day they train to fight with knives and swords. Living a Spartan lifestyle, they work hard to make their teachers and their country proud but only students who pass the exams are allowed to continue their education.

  • 18:00
    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.

  • 18:30
    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.

  • 19:30
    Taste of Russia
  • 20:00
    Taste of Russia
  • 20:30
    Health

    Senegal hasn’t been ruled by France for over half a century, but its former coloniser still sets the tone here. Nowadays, that’s not only true in terms of clothing, but skin colour as well.  Senegalese girls want to look like Europeans. Advertisements in magazines and on billboards display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men like. Pharmacists have come to the rescue of fashion-conscious women. They offer pills and skin-lightening creams, but rarely warn the buyers of the possible catastrophic side effects of using them. These products have long been banned worldwide, but that doesn’t stop Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade.

    To see what sacrifices they’re willing to make for the sake of ‘beauty’ and find out more about the dangers of skin whitening, watch Beauty and the Bleach on RTD Documentaries.

  • 21:00
    Taste of Russia
  • 21:30
    Meeting with nature

    The appearance of giant craters in Siberia sparked dozens of wild theories about their origins, from meteorites to UFOs. An RT Doc crew travelled to the region to try to find explanations for the geological mystery. 

  • 22:00
    This is China Series

    Greater Chongqing is China’s largest municipality and, according to some estimates, the world. Its total area equates to the whole of Austria and it has a population of around 32 million. Why then does the world know so little about this megacity? RTD explores the phenomenon of a rapidly growing metropolis. Discover Chongqing’s three main tourist attractions: its cuisine, magnificent nocturnal skyline, and impressive urban rail system.


  • 22:30
    Health

    A day in life of someone who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta – or brittle bone disease – is fraught with risk. Even the tiniest movement can lead to serious fractures.

  • 23:00
    Taste of Russia
    Live
  • 23:30
    Taste of Russia
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