• 00:00
    Newborn Russia

    Anna’s delighted to be having her first child but her own parents, Lyubov and Aleksandr, are even more excited about becoming grandparents to baby Alina who’s due at any moment. Lyubov stays with Anna for the birth. Having a daughter wasn’t enough for Andrey and now he and Yulia are about to welcome a son. As the delivery draws near, the doctors decide a C-section is needed to bring little Andrey into the world more quickly.

  • 00:30
    Human Rights

    As Peru’s president in the 1990s, Alberto Fujimori introduced a surgical contraception programme to fight poverty – purportedly on a strictly voluntary basis. However, thousands of indigenous women from Peru’s poorest villages are now coming forward with horror stories describing forced sterilisations. 

  • 01:00
    Human Rights

    In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines. He’s promised to crack down on crime and infamously urged citizens to kill drug addicts. Since his term began, it’s alleged that numerous extrajudicial executions of supposed drug dealers have been carried out.

  • 02:00
    Travel and Adventure

    Hoping to inspire disabled children to aim high, three men with physical disabilities take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. At a towering 5895 m above sea level, the Tanzanian peak is the highest mountain in Africa.

  • 02:30
    Society

    RT takes an exclusive look at North Korea, the world’s most closed-off country. Life here is isolated from the outside world and every aspect of existence is regulated by order of the "Great Leader", from the art you’re allowed to see, the books you can read, even to your hairstyle.

  • 03:30
    Environment

    Dubbed the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan Island is in danger from massive deforestation. Stretches of virgin rainforest are being razed to make way for industries taking over Palawan's natural resources. To save the island and its forest-based indigenous tribes, ecological activists take the fight into their own hands, capturing loggers and their equipment, demolishing unsanctioned logging sites and exposing corrupt officials.

  • 04:00
    News Team

    Night has fallen in the Gaza Strip, and Harry Fear is heading to one of its most dangerous areas in search of United Nations refugee shelters. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev finds leaving the country is more difficult than anticipated.

  • 04:30
  • 04:40
    Arts and Culture

    In a time of social distancing artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human touch. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to help thousands of people quarantined in their own homes to overcome anxiety and feel inspired again.

  • 05:00
    Newborn Russia

    Anna’s delighted to be having her first child but her own parents, Lyubov and Aleksandr, are even more excited about becoming grandparents to baby Alina who’s due at any moment. Lyubov stays with Anna for the birth. Having a daughter wasn’t enough for Andrey and now he and Yulia are about to welcome a son. As the delivery draws near, the doctors decide a C-section is needed to bring little Andrey into the world more quickly.

  • 05:30
    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.

  • 06:00
    City Police Series
  • 06:30
    Society

    The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the US. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.

  • 07:30
    Military and War

    Jaffar and Abdullah are only teenagers, but they’ve already been to war, fighting alongside ISIS-affiliated militants in the southern Philippines. It wasn’t their choice though. The teens’ relatives sold them to the Abu Sayyaf extremist group for less than $500 . The boys took part in the battle of Marawi before surrendering to government forces. A year after the traumatic events, ex-child soldiers describe the horrors they lived through, while they struggle to build new lives.

  • 08:00
    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.

  • 08:30
    History

    In Russia and the CIS, World War II is known by a different name, the Great Patriotic War. In that conflict more Soviet people died than from any other nation. There were hardly any families in the USSR that had not lost loved ones. Today, the stories of the many who gave their lives in defence of their motherland are retold, using their own letters from the front. They don’t just talk of love, bravery and sacrifice but shed light on the scale of human tragedy suffered during WWII.

  • 09:00
    Arts and Culture

    The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held over 50 years ago, is a highly prestigious award in the classical music world. It attracts well-established and less well-known musicians from all over the world. They all come hoping for glory and international recognition though only one can win.

  • 09:30
    Sport

    Drifting competitions involve drivers vying to perform hair-raising turns at top speed before judges. In the Russian winter, when competitors slide on the snow, drift car racing comes close to a motor enthusiast’s version of ice-dancing. RTD follows three racers around the country in the Russian Drift Series to understand the appeal of this crazy, fun motorsport with few rules and maximum creative freedom. 

  • 10:30
    Arts and Culture

    Sometimes it seems that their main difference from the others is that they have bigger hearts. Just like children, people with Down syndrome are sincere, naive and spontaneous, and these rare qualities help them excel in performing at this unusual theater.

  • 11:00
    Combat Approved

    The Mikoyan Mig-31 fighter jet is the world’s only plane able to reach the edge of space, travelling at three times the speed of sound, or 3,000 km/h. Combat Approved visits Khotilovo air base for an inside look at a stratospheric flight aboard this mighty aircraft.

  • 11:30
    Society

    Kristina was 19 when she and her brothers and sisters lost both parents within a year. She had no time to grieve, though, as her family of six could have been taken into care. Kristina put her studies aside and moved back to her home village to become her siblings' legal guardian. Big Sister is in charge, but the kids all play their part in running their hectic household. They milk cows, care for their numerous pets, chop wood, mow, fix, build, and they still go to school. They even find time to play. Find out how Kristina handles being a Mum and the head of her big family.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Night has fallen in the Gaza Strip, and Harry Fear is heading to one of its most dangerous areas in search of United Nations refugee shelters. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev finds leaving the country is more difficult than anticipated.

  • 12:30
  • 12:40
    Arts and Culture

    In a time of social distancing artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human touch. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to help thousands of people quarantined in their own homes to overcome anxiety and feel inspired again.

  • 13:00
    Newborn Russia

    Anna’s delighted to be having her first child but her own parents, Lyubov and Aleksandr, are even more excited about becoming grandparents to baby Alina who’s due at any moment. Lyubov stays with Anna for the birth. Having a daughter wasn’t enough for Andrey and now he and Yulia are about to welcome a son. As the delivery draws near, the doctors decide a C-section is needed to bring little Andrey into the world more quickly.

  • 13:30
    Human Rights

    In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines. He’s promised to crack down on crime and infamously urged citizens to kill drug addicts. Since his term began, it’s alleged that numerous extrajudicial executions of supposed drug dealers have been carried out.

  • 14:30
    Human Rights

    As Peru’s president in the 1990s, Alberto Fujimori introduced a surgical contraception programme to fight poverty – purportedly on a strictly voluntary basis. However, thousands of indigenous women from Peru’s poorest villages are now coming forward with horror stories describing forced sterilisations. 

  • 15:00
    Environment

    Dubbed the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan Island is in danger from massive deforestation. Stretches of virgin rainforest are being razed to make way for industries taking over Palawan's natural resources. To save the island and its forest-based indigenous tribes, ecological activists take the fight into their own hands, capturing loggers and their equipment, demolishing unsanctioned logging sites and exposing corrupt officials.

  • 15:30
    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.

  • 16:00
    City Police Series
  • 16:30
    Military and War

    Jaffar and Abdullah are only teenagers, but they’ve already been to war, fighting alongside ISIS-affiliated militants in the southern Philippines. It wasn’t their choice though. The teens’ relatives sold them to the Abu Sayyaf extremist group for less than $500 . The boys took part in the battle of Marawi before surrendering to government forces. A year after the traumatic events, ex-child soldiers describe the horrors they lived through, while they struggle to build new lives.

  • 17:00
    Society

    The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the US. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.

  • 18:00
    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.

  • 18:30
    now
    History

    In Russia and the CIS, World War II is known by a different name, the Great Patriotic War. In that conflict more Soviet people died than from any other nation. There were hardly any families in the USSR that had not lost loved ones. Today, the stories of the many who gave their lives in defence of their motherland are retold, using their own letters from the front. They don’t just talk of love, bravery and sacrifice but shed light on the scale of human tragedy suffered during WWII.

  • 19:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    The Egyptian village of Al-Ur is now known as “The Village of Martyrs” because in a day, 20 of its residents died. They had all gone to Libya to find work but were kidnapped by ISIS and on February 15, 2015, beheaded for their Christian faith. They are now mourned by family and friends but also honoured as saints.

  • 19:30
    Arts and Culture

    Sometimes it seems that their main difference from the others is that they have bigger hearts. Just like children, people with Down syndrome are sincere, naive and spontaneous, and these rare qualities help them excel in performing at this unusual theater.

  • 20:00
    News Team

    Night has fallen in the Gaza Strip, and Harry Fear is heading to one of its most dangerous areas in search of United Nations refugee shelters. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev finds leaving the country is more difficult than anticipated.

  • 20:30
  • 20:40
    Arts and Culture

    In a time of social distancing artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human touch. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to help thousands of people quarantined in their own homes to overcome anxiety and feel inspired again.

  • 21:00
    Newborn Russia

    Anna’s delighted to be having her first child but her own parents, Lyubov and Aleksandr, are even more excited about becoming grandparents to baby Alina who’s due at any moment. Lyubov stays with Anna for the birth. Having a daughter wasn’t enough for Andrey and now he and Yulia are about to welcome a son. As the delivery draws near, the doctors decide a C-section is needed to bring little Andrey into the world more quickly.

  • 21:30
    Combat Approved

    The Mikoyan Mig-31 fighter jet is the world’s only plane able to reach the edge of space, travelling at three times the speed of sound, or 3,000 km/h. Combat Approved visits Khotilovo air base for an inside look at a stratospheric flight aboard this mighty aircraft.

  • 22:00
    Environment

    Europe’s super-trawlers have fished their own waters clean. Now, they have appeared to the south off the coast of Africa. One West African nation is ready to fight for its fish stocks. The government of Gabon has teamed up with a militant conservation group called the Sea Shepherd, whose members are notorious for employing extreme tactics to thwart marine poaching.

  • 23:00
    News Team

    In Gaza City, Harry Fear takes a day off from reporting and goes out to buy some necessities. While making his rounds, he shows how normal life goes on as usual in the city despite the military conflict. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev makes his second attempt to leave the country.

  • 23:30
    Society

    Kristina was 19 when she and her brothers and sisters lost both parents within a year. She had no time to grieve, though, as her family of six could have been taken into care. Kristina put her studies aside and moved back to her home village to become her siblings' legal guardian. Big Sister is in charge, but the kids all play their part in running their hectic household. They milk cows, care for their numerous pets, chop wood, mow, fix, build, and they still go to school. They even find time to play. Find out how Kristina handles being a Mum and the head of her big family.

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