• 00:00
    Discovering Russia

    Sometimes we all feel like keeping a distance from everyone else, retreating to a remote corner of the world and living like a hermit. Few of us ever actually do it though. This young fisherwoman from the icy island of Sakhalin has opted for a life of solitude but was it really a choice?

  • 00:30
    Society

    A Brazilian prison has come up with an original way to prepare female prisoners re-entering society after incarceration – by holding an inmate beauty pageant. Many of the contestants are serving lengthy sentences after being tempted into a world of drug dealing and prostitution. Looking like models in front of their cheering parents and kids helps them rebuild their self-worth and gives them a determination not to repeat past mistakes.

  • 01:00
    Travel and Adventure

    'My name is David. I used to be from France but now I am from the world'. Meet David and other people who travel the world in a very unusual way.

  • 01:30
    Military and War

    The YPJ is the women’s division of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units formed to fight against ISIS, RTD correspondents were given exclusive access to spend 3 weeks at their boot camp. The young women who train for combat there, decided not to leave their survival to fate but to fight for their lives and their future. For their enemy, being killed by a woman means going to hell.

  • 02:30
    Traditions

    The Chukchi, an indigenous population in Russia's far northeast, have hunted marine mammals for centuries. RTD travels to the largest ethnic settlement of Chukotka to meet the whale hunters. They learn what it takes to land a big catch and why their job is crucial to the survival of their community.

  • 03:00
    Taste of Russia
  • 05:00
    Taste of Russia
    Live
  • 06:00
    Environment

    They are forced out of society into involuntary seclusion, away from civilisation. Their tormentor is invisible – and it’s gaining power and expanding its reach day by day. However, most people consider it to be harmless, and look upon those claiming otherwise with distrust. The victims are called electrosensitive people, and they are running out of places where they can hide from the waves produced by wireless and cell phone technology. 

  • 07:00
    Human Rights

    This film focuses on life for gay men in America; they explain why it is important to them to be able to marry, go to church and be accepted by society without having to sacrifice their true identity.


  • 07:30
    Health

    This is a game in which the stake is human life. These people play with death. While the grim reaper stands at the head of the dying person’s bed, waiting for their final breath, volunteers from the Dutch “Ambulance Wish Foundation” arrive. They are prepared to fulfil any last wish of the patient. Completely free of charge! 

  • 08:00
    History

    James Brown “travels back in time” to take part in what would be remembered as the “attack of the dead men”, the bloody conclusion of the battle of Osowiec in WWI.

  • 08:30
    Environment

    The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed.

  • 09:00
    The Silk Road Series

    China is among the world’s fastest developing countries and much of its success is rooted in a unique brand of socialism, which encourages a market economy allowing private business to flourish within a state-dominated system. State owned businesses and self-starting entrepreneurs are enjoying new opportunities for international growth as the nation embarks on a mission to revive the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

  • 09:30
    Discovering Russia

    Sometimes we all feel like keeping a distance from everyone else, retreating to a remote corner of the world and living like a hermit. Few of us ever actually do it though. This young fisherwoman from the icy island of Sakhalin has opted for a life of solitude but was it really a choice?

  • 10:00
    Military and War

    In Syria, there are more than a hundred militant groups fighting against the State Army. Unusually, President Bashar al-Assad has offered an amnesty to militants who surrender. Any who haven’t completed mandatory military service are returned to the Army. RT Doc gained access to a unit comprised of amnestied soldiers.

  • 10:30
    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!

  • 11:00
    Investigation

    Letters written by a young man, Flip Slier, while condemned to the Nazi’s concentration camps, were found during a renovation of an old house in Amsterdam. RT correspondent and Flip’s relative, Paula Slier, goes on a personal journey to learn about his fate and those of 119 of her relatives who were killed in death camps.

  • 11:30
    Arts & Culture

    Every year, crowds from around the world flock to the small Serbian town of Guca, for its famous, annual trumpet festival. The lively, upbeat music makes for a great summer event and gives less-known bands a chance to get noticed and make it big. But behind the fun and carefree festive atmosphere, few people see the gruelling demands placed on the musicians dedicated to their art.

  • 12:00
    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.

  • 12:30
    Society

    A Brazilian prison has come up with an original way to prepare female prisoners re-entering society after incarceration – by holding an inmate beauty pageant. Many of the contestants are serving lengthy sentences after being tempted into a world of drug dealing and prostitution. Looking like models in front of their cheering parents and kids helps them rebuild their self-worth and gives them a determination not to repeat past mistakes.

  • 13:00
    Military and War

    The YPJ is the women’s division of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units formed to fight against ISIS, RTD correspondents were given exclusive access to spend 3 weeks at their boot camp. The young women who train for combat there, decided not to leave their survival to fate but to fight for their lives and their future. For their enemy, being killed by a woman means going to hell.

  • 14:00
    Travel and Adventure

    'My name is David. I used to be from France but now I am from the world'. Meet David and other people who travel the world in a very unusual way.

  • 14:30
    History

    On 27 July 1714, the Russian fleet overpowered the Swedes at the Battle of Gangut, resulting in Russia’s first naval victory. 300 years later, history comes alive in the largest-scale re-enactment of those events. RT Doc joins the eye-catching spectacle.

  • 15:00
    Traditions

    The Chukchi, an indigenous population in Russia's far northeast, have hunted marine mammals for centuries. RTD travels to the largest ethnic settlement of Chukotka to meet the whale hunters. They learn what it takes to land a big catch and why their job is crucial to the survival of their community.

  • 15:30
    Environment

    The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed.

  • 16:00
    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!

  • 16:30
    Environment

    They are forced out of society into involuntary seclusion, away from civilisation. Their tormentor is invisible – and it’s gaining power and expanding its reach day by day. However, most people consider it to be harmless, and look upon those claiming otherwise with distrust. The victims are called electrosensitive people, and they are running out of places where they can hide from the waves produced by wireless and cell phone technology. 

  • 17:30
    Human Rights

    This film focuses on life for gay men in America; they explain why it is important to them to be able to marry, go to church and be accepted by society without having to sacrifice their true identity.


  • 18:00
    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.

  • 18:30
    Health

    This is a game in which the stake is human life. These people play with death. While the grim reaper stands at the head of the dying person’s bed, waiting for their final breath, volunteers from the Dutch “Ambulance Wish Foundation” arrive. They are prepared to fulfil any last wish of the patient. Completely free of charge! 

  • 19:00
    History

    James Brown “travels back in time” to take part in what would be remembered as the “attack of the dead men”, the bloody conclusion of the battle of Osowiec in WWI.

  • 19:30
    The Silk Road Series

    China is among the world’s fastest developing countries and much of its success is rooted in a unique brand of socialism, which encourages a market economy allowing private business to flourish within a state-dominated system. State owned businesses and self-starting entrepreneurs are enjoying new opportunities for international growth as the nation embarks on a mission to revive the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

  • 20:00
    Investigation

    Letters written by a young man, Flip Slier, while condemned to the Nazi’s concentration camps, were found during a renovation of an old house in Amsterdam. RT correspondent and Flip’s relative, Paula Slier, goes on a personal journey to learn about his fate and those of 119 of her relatives who were killed in death camps.

  • 20:30
    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.

  • 21:00
    Taste of Russia
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