• 00:00
    Taste of Russia

    Beetroot soup, aka borsch, is one of Russia’s most famous dishes. Oscar and Glen go to a medieval town to make one of the most authentic versions: tsar borsch. This centuries-old recipe includes four kinds of meat and takes six hours to make. While it simmers in a wood-fired oven, the two take on the local Cossacks in an unusual duel before returning to a truly royal meal. 

  • 00:30
    Sport

    To them, boxing is more than just a sport: it gives freedom, empowerment and the confidence to stand up for themselves. They're the students of Karachi’s first boxing school for girls. Training here, they feel better able to protect themselves but more than that, they also know they achieve more than what their conservative society expects of them.

  • 01:00
    Society

    Child prostitution in Kenya has reached a shocking level. Extreme poverty and sex tourism lead to the sexual exploitation of children on a massive scale. RT Doc investigates what is being done about the problem and who profits from it.

  • 01:30
    Society

    RT Doc visits Angeles City in the Philippines, an infamous and popular sex tourism destination. The city is home to many children conceived by foreign holiday makers who took what they wanted and left offspring in their wake.

  • 02:30
    Military and War

    They call it “The Grey Zone” – the village of Zaitsevo found itself caught between two warring sides: Ukraine’s Armed Forces and the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Residents are hostages to the ongoing conflict; they sleep to the sound of artillery fire, never knowing if they’ll survive the night. 

  • 03:00
    Society

    Recently, the German city of Cologne made the news for a string of attacks against women that many blamed on migrants. The deepening refugee crisis is polarising German society. Still, no social tensions can stop the sweet celebration of Cologne’s famous Carnival, even if this year’s also came with a bitter pill. 

  • 03:30
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 04:00
    Newborn Russia

    With her boyfriend gone, 16-year-old Nadezhda must get support from her mother, Maria. After recently losing a daughter Maria looking forward to the new arrival. As Nadezhda goes into labour, she is by her side for the birth. At 41 Elena never thought she would get pregnant after an abortion as a teenager. Blood problems delay her C-section, but eventually, she gives birth to baby Margarita.

  • 04:30
    Seeking Recognition

    Abkhazia, once known as the “Soviet Riviera”, is a tiny country on the Black Sea coast that broke away from Georgia in the 90s and earned recognition from Moscow and a few other states after the 2008 war with Tbilisi. Georgia views the independence declaration as a violation of territorial integrity, but for the locals, it was rectifying years of historical injustice. Abkhaz people say their land was forcibly incorporated into Soviet Georgia because the authorities under Joseph Stalin, were intent upon eroding Abkhaz national identity.

  • 05:00
    Taste of Russia

    Beetroot soup, aka borsch, is one of Russia’s most famous dishes. Oscar and Glen go to a medieval town to make one of the most authentic versions: tsar borsch. This centuries-old recipe includes four kinds of meat and takes six hours to make. While it simmers in a wood-fired oven, the two take on the local Cossacks in an unusual duel before returning to a truly royal meal. 

  • 05:30
    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.

  • 06:30
    Society

    The childfree movement represents those who are not infertile but are defying convention and choosing childlessness. American couples and singles, straight and gay, tell RTD the environmental and personal reasons for this choice. They also share how their lives have been enriched by investing in other areas.

  • 07:00
    This is China Series

    Yangshan is the world’s busiest container port. It is a crucial part of China’s Belt and Road initiative which aims to bring back to life its legendary Maritime Silk Road. RTD gets to see the port at work, thanks to a crane operator, a pilot and a port operations assistant and learns more about the original route from a 10th Century shipwreck.

  • 07:30
    Health

    Camp Sundown is no ordinary summer camp because the fun doesn't start until after dark. These campers live with rare genetic disorders that make exposure to sunlight very painful, or even deadly. Unable to repair skin cells that get damaged by natural light, they have to take numerous precautions and steer clear of all the fun usually associated with sun shine. At Camp Sundown, these extraordinary children can enjoy ordinary activities with peers from around the world who have the same condition.

  • 08:00
    Politics

    You awake in a country where you know no one, where crime lurks behind every corner, and where you barely speak the language. Is it a nightmare? For those deported back to Mexico after decades living in the US, this horrific situation is very much a reality. Meanwhile, on the other side of the border, Americans are engaged in a fierce debate over whether Trump’s ‘Wall’ is a symbol of security and sovereignty, or racism and oppression. 

  • 09:00
    Emergency and Disasters

    These rats defy stereotypes: they’re friendly & cute, but most importantly they save human lives. Thanks to their sharp sense of smell, the African giant rats are used to detect explosives. Trained in Tanzania, these clever rodents are sent to countries where landmines left over from war threaten local populations.

  • 09:30
    Military and War

    Ten years ago, cross-border skirmishes and decades of tension escalated into a brief but bloody war between Georgia and breakaway South Ossetia. Life appears quite normal today, but pain has left its mark on residents. RTD revisits South Ossetians first encountered at the height of the 2008 conflict to discover how life has changed for them since.

  • 10:00
    Human Rights

    Five decades of fighting between the Colombian army, rebels from FARC and right-wing paramilitaries have left thousands dead and more than seven million people displaced. Half of them are women, who survived rape or saw family members killed. After fleeing their homes, many struggle to start over. 

    Some of them have united to build the City of Women, a community of hundreds of homes built by and for female victims of war. Although they hoped for a new home and a haven from violence as the country was promised peace after signing a historic deal with the leading rebel group, FARC, they still don’t feel safe.

  • 10:30
    Politics

    RT Doc’s Marina Kosareva returns to Greece two years after she was there as a reporter, covering the daily anti-austerity protests that accompanied the country's worsening economic problems. While the Greek crisis hasn’t been in the news much lately, it’s far from over. Ordinary Greeks explain how they're trying to adapt to their country’s new reality.

  • 11:00
    Society

    The old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has a very literal meaning for the residents of one small town on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt.  Zabbaleen is home to a large community of rubbish collectors who gather and sort all of the capital’s waste. The process provides work for whole families.

  • 11:30
    Environment

    14 women on a sail boat, but this is no pleasure cruise. The Sea Dragon is taking them on a scientific expedition to the Caribbean. On a mission to explore the extent of plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, their main focus is the proliferation of micro-plastic that poisons fish and can harm humans. They also hope to educate children about how to reduce the use of plastic.

  • 12:00
    Newborn Russia

    With her boyfriend gone, 16-year-old Nadezhda must get support from her mother, Maria. After recently losing a daughter Maria looking forward to the new arrival. As Nadezhda goes into labour, she is by her side for the birth. At 41 Elena never thought she would get pregnant after an abortion as a teenager. Blood problems delay her C-section, but eventually, she gives birth to baby Margarita.

  • 12:30
    Military and War

    They call it “The Grey Zone” – the village of Zaitsevo found itself caught between two warring sides: Ukraine’s Armed Forces and the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Residents are hostages to the ongoing conflict; they sleep to the sound of artillery fire, never knowing if they’ll survive the night. 

  • 13:00
    Taste of Russia

    Beetroot soup, aka borsch, is one of Russia’s most famous dishes. Oscar and Glen go to a medieval town to make one of the most authentic versions: tsar borsch. This centuries-old recipe includes four kinds of meat and takes six hours to make. While it simmers in a wood-fired oven, the two take on the local Cossacks in an unusual duel before returning to a truly royal meal. 

  • 13:30
    Sport

    To them, boxing is more than just a sport: it gives freedom, empowerment and the confidence to stand up for themselves. They're the students of Karachi’s first boxing school for girls. Training here, they feel better able to protect themselves but more than that, they also know they achieve more than what their conservative society expects of them.

  • 14:00
    Seeking Recognition

    Abkhazia, once known as the “Soviet Riviera”, is a tiny country on the Black Sea coast that broke away from Georgia in the 90s and earned recognition from Moscow and a few other states after the 2008 war with Tbilisi. Georgia views the independence declaration as a violation of territorial integrity, but for the locals, it was rectifying years of historical injustice. Abkhaz people say their land was forcibly incorporated into Soviet Georgia because the authorities under Joseph Stalin, were intent upon eroding Abkhaz national identity.

  • 14:30
    Society

    The childfree movement represents those who are not infertile but are defying convention and choosing childlessness. American couples and singles, straight and gay, tell RTD the environmental and personal reasons for this choice. They also share how their lives have been enriched by investing in other areas.

  • 15:00
    This is China Series

    Yangshan is the world’s busiest container port. It is a crucial part of China’s Belt and Road initiative which aims to bring back to life its legendary Maritime Silk Road. RTD gets to see the port at work, thanks to a crane operator, a pilot and a port operations assistant and learns more about the original route from a 10th Century shipwreck.

  • 15:30
    Society

    Recently, the German city of Cologne made the news for a string of attacks against women that many blamed on migrants. The deepening refugee crisis is polarising German society. Still, no social tensions can stop the sweet celebration of Cologne’s famous Carnival, even if this year’s also came with a bitter pill. 

  • 16:00
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 16:30
    Military and War

    Ten years ago, cross-border skirmishes and decades of tension escalated into a brief but bloody war between Georgia and breakaway South Ossetia. Life appears quite normal today, but pain has left its mark on residents. RTD revisits South Ossetians first encountered at the height of the 2008 conflict to discover how life has changed for them since.

  • 17:00
    Politics

    RT Doc’s Marina Kosareva returns to Greece two years after she was there as a reporter, covering the daily anti-austerity protests that accompanied the country's worsening economic problems. While the Greek crisis hasn’t been in the news much lately, it’s far from over. Ordinary Greeks explain how they're trying to adapt to their country’s new reality.

  • 17:30
    Society

    The old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has a very literal meaning for the residents of one small town on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt.  Zabbaleen is home to a large community of rubbish collectors who gather and sort all of the capital’s waste. The process provides work for whole families.

  • 18:00
    now
    Human Rights

    Five decades of fighting between the Colombian army, rebels from FARC and right-wing paramilitaries have left thousands dead and more than seven million people displaced. Half of them are women, who survived rape or saw family members killed. After fleeing their homes, many struggle to start over. 

    Some of them have united to build the City of Women, a community of hundreds of homes built by and for female victims of war. Although they hoped for a new home and a haven from violence as the country was promised peace after signing a historic deal with the leading rebel group, FARC, they still don’t feel safe.

  • 18:30
    Environment

    14 women on a sail boat, but this is no pleasure cruise. The Sea Dragon is taking them on a scientific expedition to the Caribbean. On a mission to explore the extent of plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, their main focus is the proliferation of micro-plastic that poisons fish and can harm humans. They also hope to educate children about how to reduce the use of plastic.

  • 19:00
    Health

    China was the first country to recognise internet addiction as a clinical disorder. It has hundreds of rehab camps where concerned parents can send their web-dependent kids, who don’t always go willingly. The path to recovery isn’t easy but it is most effective, if the parents walk it with them.

  • 20:00
    Newborn Russia

    With her boyfriend gone, 16-year-old Nadezhda must get support from her mother, Maria. After recently losing a daughter Maria looking forward to the new arrival. As Nadezhda goes into labour, she is by her side for the birth. At 41 Elena never thought she would get pregnant after an abortion as a teenager. Blood problems delay her C-section, but eventually, she gives birth to baby Margarita.

  • 20:30
    Human Rights

    Sweden has a long history of welcoming refugees from military conflicts all around the world. The current refugee crisis is no exception. However, its scale is unprecedented and the country is still dealing with previous migration issues. Many are now asking if it’s all too much, even for Swedish hospitality.

  • 21:30
    Taste of Russia

    Beetroot soup, aka borsch, is one of Russia’s most famous dishes. Oscar and Glen go to a medieval town to make one of the most authentic versions: tsar borsch. This centuries-old recipe includes four kinds of meat and takes six hours to make. While it simmers in a wood-fired oven, the two take on the local Cossacks in an unusual duel before returning to a truly royal meal. 

  • 22:00
    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.

  • 23:00
    Newborn Russia

    At 35 weeks Olesya's baby is small and underweight, and she risks losing it. The doctors undertake a C-section to spare the baby any distress, and all goes well. Boyfriend Mikhail is much younger, and step up become the baby’s father. After a history of miscarriages, Ksenia was surprised to be pregnant again at 39. Careful monitoring and treatment allow her to go to term and deliver a healthy boy.

  • 23:30
    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.

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